Oregon Zoo Names New Baby Elephant 'Lily'

OPB | Dec. 10, 2012 1:06 p.m. | Portland

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After a vote by the public, the Oregon Zoo has named a new baby elephant born to Rose-Tu last month “Lily.”

Lily is the name chosen by zoo officials after the public cast votes last week.

Lily is the name chosen by zoo officials after the public cast votes last week.

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The four other choices were Jaidee, Sirikit, Rakhi and Siddhi.

Zoo officials say they received more than 50,000 votes on the zoo website.

The name Lily received more than 60 percent of those votes.

Lily was born Nov. 30 and weighed more than 300 pounds.

Officials say Lily’s introductions to the herd are going well. She’s lost a little weight, which is normal in both elephants and humans after birth.

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