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A Baby Elephant is Coming

Man. Baby animals melt the cockles of the hardest of hearts. (I’m not sure if that’s good for you.)
Man. Baby animals melt the cockles of the hardest of hearts. (I’m not sure if that’s good for you.)

Rosie at the Rio Grande Zoo is going to pop. She’s been with child for about two years. (Elephants are preggers for 22 to 24 months.) The baby, guaranteed to be absurdly cute, should be trundling around any day now. It could be August. It could be September.

Rosie, 16, was born at the zoo, and she’s out on exhibit now. Unless she births her calf unexpectedly, it will probably be a private affair—unlike the showy display that giraffe put on.