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Zoo’s Baby Elephant Ready for Her Close-Up

From Times Wire Reports

The St. Louis Zoo introduced the media to its 3-week-old baby elephant, a toddling 346-pounder who’s already getting the hang of using her trunk.

The as-yet-unnamed elephant makes her public debut Friday when visitors will be allowed in her area of the River’s Edge exhibit.

Zoo officials expect huge crowds to see the elephant born Aug. 2 to Ellie, a 34-year-old Asian elephant.

It is the first baby elephant at the zoo since Raja -- still one of the zoo’s most popular animals -- was born in 1992. This time, Raja is the father.

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