Elephant Mapenzi hits growth milestone

Elephant Mapenzi hits growth milestone
Infant elephant Mapenzi weighed in at 395 pounds, 100 pounds more than she weighed the day she was born (Source: Reid Park Zoo)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Reid Park Zoo’s infant elephant, Mapenzi, has reached a milestone with her weight, a great indicator that she is healthy.

This week she weighed in at 395 pounds, 100 pounds more than she weighed the day she was born!

Infant elephant Mapenzi weighed in at 395 pounds, 100 pounds more than she weighed the day she was born
Infant elephant Mapenzi weighed in at 395 pounds, 100 pounds more than she weighed the day she was born (Source: Reid Park Zoo)

Elephant calves grow quickly and weight gain is one of the best indicators of health.

To learn more about Mapenzi, visit Reid Park Zoo’s website.

Infant elephant Mapenzi weighed in at 395 pounds, 100 pounds more than she weighed the day she was born
Infant elephant Mapenzi weighed in at 395 pounds, 100 pounds more than she weighed the day she was born (Source: Reid Park Zoo)

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