All of us who love the zoo were excited about a new African baby elephan born on Monday. I had seen Asali last summer when it seemed like an eternity before she would deliver her baby. She was pregnant for 22 months. She delivered her baby on Monday. Zoo officials were watching her closely in case she rejected the baby. Well, she did not reject her, in fact, she was being very motherly. However, yesterday the baby stumbled and while trying to help her baby, her tusk hurt the baby. She died about an hour later.
I was so sad. All of Memphis zoo lovers are sad. The zoo then showed Asali her dead baby, so she would understand her baby had died and mourn. She might be confused otherwise, and start searching for her baby.