Lily

Lily was a female Asian elephant born at the Oregon Zoo at 2:17 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2012. She weighed a hefty 300 pounds at birth and was been described by zoo animal-care staff as a “spitfire.” Her excited forays into the new areas of Elephant Land eased the tension in the others of her herd as together they made the transition. Lily passed unexpectedly a day before sixth birthday due to a sudden onset of endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV), a rapidly progressing and often fatal disease to which calves are particularly susceptible.