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Watch Baby Elephant Make a Splash at Dallas Zoo



    Baby Elephant at Dallas Zoo Cools Off in Kiddie Pool

    This baby elephant couldn't contain his happiness even if he tried. Dallas Zoo's almost 2-month-old elephant calf was captured on video splashing around as he cooled off during his first dip last Friday in a kiddie pool. (Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016)

    It’s safe to say the Dallas Zoo’s new baby African elephant is a fan of his colorful kiddie pool.

    The adorable almost 2month-old can be seen wading, splashing and having a blast in a video posted Friday to the zoo’s Facebook page

    The yet-to-be named baby elephant was born to Mlilo, one of five elephants rescued from drought-stricken Swaziland in the spring. When she arrived stateside, Mlilo showed signs of possibly being pregnant, according to a zoo statement at the time of calf’s birth, but tests were inconclusive.

    Additionally, according to the zoo, all breeding-age bull elephants in Swaziland had been vasectomized, so the chance of a pregnancy was very low. Nonetheless, she gave birth to the 175-pound calf May 14 — the first birth of an African elephant in the U.S. in nearly two years.

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