Elephant calf walking with mother
Adorable New Arrivals

Zoo Babies

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Elephant calf explores outside
African Elephant
We’re trumpeting with joy!

The Zoo was thrilled to welcome a new male elephant calf, Jabari, born Sept. 4, 2023.

Jabari’s mother is 17-year-old Zahara, who was also born at the Indianapolis Zoo. Both Zahara and her baby were conceived by ground-breaking artificial insemination techniques. Along with grandmother Ivory, the new calf begins a third generation in the herd at the Zoo!

Weighing more than 200 pounds at birth, baby elephants resemble a miniature version of adults and can stand within 15 minutes.

Learn more about elephants here, and watch our new calf grow and learn with our Zoo herd in Plains.