Baby Elephant Due at Reid Park Zoo Next Year

The African elephant herd at Reid Park Zoo is about to grow. Semba is pregnant with her fourth calf. She gave birth to Nandi, the first elephant born at Reid Park Zoo, in 2014.

Mabu is the father to all of Semba’s calves. Semba currently weighs a healthy 6,960 pounds and is on track to have a healthy pregnancy. Elephant gestation is between 22 and 24 months, and Semba is about halfway through her pregnancy.

To care for Semba while she’s pregnant, the animal care staff is watching Semba’s weight, her vitamin and mineral intake, and checking her bloodwork regularly. You can visit Nandi, Semba, Mabu, Sundzu, and Lungile at Expedition Tanzania at Reid Park Zoo any day between 9 a.m and 4 p.m.