Houston Zoo Welcomes Joy, a New Baby Elephant

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Photo by Stephanie Adams, Houston Zoo
Shanti, an elephant at the Houston Zoo, gave birth to a 305-pound female on July 12.
Cuteness alert: It's time for another birth announcement over at the Houston Zoo. After a two-year pregnancy and a short labor, the wait is over for mom Shanti who gave birth to a 305-pound female elephant on July 12. Welcome to Houston, baby Joy. All photos by Stephanie Adams, Houston Zoo.