Video: Rose-Tu and calf bond during their first day together

November 30, 2012 - 4:06pm

All's peaceful in the elephant nursery as mother and baby bond

The newest addition to the Oregon Zoo elephant herd is doing phenomenal and has bonded well so far to Rose-Tu. She is moving around well, is quite bold and is already exploring her new environment. She seems to have Rose's beautiful face and also has her mom's take charge personality - not a bad trait for a girl that has Samudra as a brother! We are all very pleased with how things are going and feel incredibly proud of our elephant and vetrinary staff. The staff is keeping the barn quiet to continue to give Rose and her new baby the rest they deserve.