Elephant keepers at the Oregon Zoo are carefully monitoring Rose Tu as she nears the end of her pregnancy.
Curator Bob Lee says she's expected to give birth in November or December. The staff has Rose Yu actively working , moving logs and just moving around to build up her stamina for the birth and tending to a newborn. For strengthen building, they have her move logs and climb in and out of the pool. This will be Rose Tu's second birth. Her first calf, Samudra is four years old.