The Toledo Zoo is welcoming a new member to its family with the birth of a baby elephant.
African elephant Renee gave birth to a male elephant on Feb. 17, 2024, who now weighs 280 lbs. Renee and her calf are in excellent health and zoo staff continues to monitor their wellbeing, a statement from the zoo said.
The Toledo Zoo is launching a naming contest where the public can donate to pick their favorite name. The choices include Leap, Link, Loki, Leif, and Leo. The contest starts Friday, March 1, and closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 14.