baby baylor

May 21, 2010

On Tuesday May 4th, 2010 a baby elephant was born at the Houston Zoo to mother Shanti. The baby was named Baylor in order to recognize the efforts of the Baylor College of Medicine to decrease the threat of the elephant herpes virus. This virus is extremely dangerous and a significant killer of baby elephants bred in captivity.

Houston Culture Map published a photo exhibit entitled Elephant Walk. It showcases some of Baylor’s daily activities as a newborn. Below are a few pictures from Elephant Walk. They’ll make you smile :)



  1. Cute!!!!!!!!

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