ST. LOUIS – A team of keepers and veterinarians at the St. Louis Zoo are providing around-the-clock care to a newborn elephant.
The calf was born July 6 to Rani, a 23-year-old Asian elephant.
According to the zoo, the calf has shown unspecified developmental impairment, limiting the baby elephant’s ability to feed.
Additional testing is under way to provide a possible diagnosis and treatment options for the 10-day-old elephant.
In the meantime, the zoo’s Elephant Care Team will continue to provide support for Rani and her calf.