Mikki and Calf Blog #2 – Bonding

Mikki and calf are still enjoying bonding time behind the scenes in the elephant barn. Punch, our Asian elephant, also continues to be off exhibit to bond with her new herd member. When our calf was last weighed, he was … Find Out More

Mikki Monday: July 29, 2019

Mikki is lactating! Please note, she is not in labor yet. Staff have been able to express milk from her mammary glands in a regular check up. We are getting closer. We wait, but not idly. We continue our 24-hour … Find Out More

Mikki Monday : July 8, 2019

It’s #MikkiMonday! Mikki has entered the birthing window and staff are on 24-hour watch. We are now taking blood samples daily to monitor Mikki’s progesterone levels. Yesterday, her levels were still high. Once they drop to baseline, it means that Mikki may go into labor within a few days. At this stage of her pregnancy, Mikki is now carrying a calf that is over 200 lbs! Find Out More