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Answer: She died :(
Source: The Commercial Appeal
The Memphis Zoo's baby elephant died this morning after she stumbled in her exhibit.
Her mother, Asali, tried to help the baby back up, and her tusk injured the calf. The injury happened at around 10 a.m. Zoo keepers worked immediately to separate Asali from her calf. They performed first aid and transported her to the zoo hospital. The injuries were too severe, and the calf expired at around 11:10 a.m. Zoo veterinarians and keepers are caring for Asali. She will remain off exhibit until a later date.
"Everyone here at the Memphis Zoo is deeply saddened by this turn of events," said Dr. Chuck Brady, the Memphis Zoo's president. "We mourn this loss alongside Asali."
The pregnancy was a result of the zoo's continued participation in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) plans to grow the captive population of elephants. This plan, known as the Species Survival Plan, outlines the management and development of healthy elephant herds in U.S.
The More You Know: The baby was only 2 days old, :(