UPDATE: Oklahoma City Zoo, voters name baby elephant

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Courtesy: Oklahoma City Zoo

UPDATE: The Oklahoma City Zoo has a name for its newest addition.

Zoo visitors chose to name the baby elephant ‘Achara,’ which means “pretty angel.”

Officials say it was chosen by almost 13,000 voters and received more than 50 percent of the vote.


OKLAHOMA CITY– The Oklahoma City Zoo is hosting a celebration for the announcement of the new baby elephant.

The name “unveiling” will be held Monday, January 12 at 2 p.m. on the Zoo’s Elephant Boardwalk.

Elephant enthusiasts will enjoy music by the OU Sooner Bassooners and tasty treats provided by Café 501 (located on Classen Curve.)

Due to the expected cold temperatures, the elephants will not be outside, but will be viewable from the boardwalk’s viewing window after the name announcement.

A live elephant cam will stream the festivities and the elephants interacting inside the in the barn.

Remember, Mondays are free through February so Zoo admission will not be required.

— Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Buildings close at 4:45 p.m.

Regular admission is $8 for adults, and $5 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. —

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