Zoo Webcasts Elephant Birth
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 18, 2009 2:39 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Belgium zoo webcast its first elephant birth to enthralled animal lovers yesterday as the newborn plopped out of mom Phyo Phyo after 38 hours of labor. The mother, sister and aunt scrambled in excitement in a circle around the newborn, trumpeting, until the baby responded with squeals of its own. The newborn female was up on its feet shortly after birth and is nursing well.