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By Alex Stuckey
Houston Chronicle 

Newborn elephant at Houston Zoo welcomed, appears thriving


August 8, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) — Tilly reached her wrinkly trunk through the steel cables of the Houston Zoo's elephant enclosure on a recent morning, wiggling it side-to-side as if waving hello to the gathering crowd of visitors.

The Houston Chronicle reports just a few feet and a couple of fences stood between the 6-week-old elephant and a little boy of about seven who, at the sight of her flopping trunk, waved back furiously.

"Hi baby elephant!" he shouted to the about 500-pound pachyderm.

Tilly wasn't actually waving, she just lacks the muscle control to hold her long snout steady. But those facts cert...

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