There's a brand new baby in town and she needs a name! The St. Louis Zoo welcomed the bouncing 251 pound female elephant Friday night.
42 year-old Ellie, an Asian elephant, gave birth to a baby girl around 11 p.m. Raja, who fathered the calf, was the first elephant ever born at the St. Louis Zoo 20 years ago.
Starting today, you can cast your vote in the Saint Louis Zoo’s Name the Baby poll. The Zoo’s elephant care team was asked to select a few potential female names for the elephant. From now through midnight, Sunday, May 5, 2013, you can vote for your favorite name online.
The Zoo’s elephant care team was asked to select a few potential female names for the elephant. From now through midnight, Sunday, May 5, 2013, you can vote for your favorite name:
Cai (Pronounced “Ki”, rhymes with “Hi”) – means feminine
Priya (Pronounced “Pree-yah”) – means dear, beloved
Visit www.stlzoo.org, www.facebook.com/stlzoo, www.twitter.com/stlzoo and www.pinterest.com/stlzoo. You may also vote in person at both Zoo Welcome Desks or by mailing a “Vote for the Baby Elephant Name” postcard with your name, address and your desired elephant name to Name the Baby Elephant, Saint Louis Zoo, #1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63110.
The winning name will be announced on Monday, May 6, 2013.
The zoo's curator of mammals says both Ellie and baby are doing fine.
Grab your friends and family for lunch, dinner or happy hour and help raise money and awareness in the first "Dine for Relief" in support of the fight against Scleroderma.
Scleroderma comes from two Greek words: “sclero” meaning hard, and “derma” meaning skin. Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disorder which means the body's tissues are attacked by its own immune system. Scleroderma is an overproduction of collagen that can result in thickening or tightening of skin and scarring of internal organs.
Participating restaurants will donate a percentage of the check to The Relief Foundation started by St. Louis Scleroderma patient, Kelly Ellison.
Monday, April 29
California Pizza Kitchen
Tuesday, April 30
Thursday, May 2
54th Street Grill
The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Seth Maness from Memphis (AAA) and optioned left-handed pitcher Marc Rzepczynski to the triple-A club.
Maness, 24, was the Cardinals Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2012 and will be making his Major League debut for tonight’s series opener against the Reds and will wear uniform # 61.