Maharani, the Calgary Zoo elephant that shunned baby is pregnant again

The bull elephant Spike in Calgary Zoo
The bull elephant Spike in Calgary Zoo

2007-02-06 - Calgary, Canada , Gwendolyn Richards, Calgary Herald

An elephant that rejected her first baby immediately after giving birth two years ago is pregnant again. Maharani is about 16 months pregnant and expected to deliver this summer, Calgary Zoo veterinarian Sandie Black confirmed Monday. Vets have been unable to get a good ultrasound picture of the fetus because of its position, but Black said they expect to begin monitoring the level of pregnancy hormones in the next couple of weeks, as they will drop in advance of the birth.

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