Pittsburgh Zoo's elephant calf gets first bath

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The Pittsburgh Zoo's prematurely born elephant calf had her first bath on June 16 in a kid-sized pool. (WPVI)

The Pittsburgh Zoo has been tasked with caring for a premature elephant calf born in early June to an elephant at the International Conservation Center in Somerset, Pennsylvania. The baby's mother, Seeni, wasn't producing milk, so the female calf was sent to Pittsburgh to be cared for.

Caretakers at the Pittsburgh Zoo have been watching carefully over the calf's health. The zookeepers say she is "spunky" but has a "long road" ahead. On June 16, the calf received her first bath in a kid-sized pool. Footage taken by her caretakers shows the calf as she plays in the water and enjoys her bath.

The calf, who has yet to be named, won't be on public display for some time, but the zoo promises to post updates and has started a blog for the baby.

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