Happy 28th, Raja! St. Louis Zoo to celebrate Raja the elephant"s birthday

2020-12-26 - St Louis, United States.

One of the St. Louis Zoo's most beloved residents will be turning another year older Sunday. Raja the elephant will turn 28 and you're invited to celebrate him - virtually. The zoo will stream a video of Raja starting at 11 a.m. on their Facebook and YouTube pages and you can celebrate him from the comfort of your couch.

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Jade, a 2-year-old Asian elephant at the St. Louis Zoo, was fighting a deadly herpes infection but appears to be recovering.

U.S. Zookeepers Wary of Herpes Virus Attacking Asian Elephants

2009-02-26 - St Louis, Missouri, United States. Malcom Gay, NEW YORK TIMES

Zookeepers here feared the worst when they noticed that Jade, a 2-year-old elephant calf, was acting sluggish this month.
The calf was limping slightly, her appetite was down, and the keepers, wary of a deadly herpes virus prevalent in the country’s Asian elephant population, sent a blood sample to a laboratory for analysis.
“That’s pretty much the first thing we do when we see something amiss with our Asian elephant calves,” said Martha Fischer, curator of mammals at the...

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