1-day-old elephant meets herd at San Diego Zoo

Posted at 3:10 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 18:10:05-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) -- The newest member of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park officially joined his herd Monday.

Photos show the one-day-old calf, named Umzula-zuli, taking his first steps with the rest of the herd.

The newest member of the zoo tipped the scales at more than 270 pounds, making him the largest calf ever born at the Safari Park.

A newborn usually weighs 200 to 268 pounds. The calf was born Sunday, which coincided with World Elephant Day.