Pittsburgh, PA – Sad news out of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium says the new baby elephant had gotten too sick and wasn’t eating, so she had to be euthanized.
The calf was born prematurely in May and was having difficulty eating because she was teething.
They had used a feeding tube but the calf still hadn’t gain enough weight.
The zoo’s elephant blog has more information about the passing of the calf and why it happened.