Asha, a 25-year-old Asian elephant residing at the Oklahoma City Zoo, is expecting a baby in February 2022. The zoo released a video of the calf’s ultrasound, even pointing out the growing baby’s head, trunk, and legs. If you’re wondering why we have to wait over a year to meet Asha’s calf, it’s because Asian elephants have a gestation period of 645 days…or around 22 months.
While the calf is taking its sweet time to enter the world, the zoo stated in the video that both mother and baby are “as healthy as can be,” and that they’ll be posting future updates. Plus, it isn’t every day you get to see an elephant ultrasound. Congrats to the happy mother (and zookeepers)!