Nasha, the first mother of 6, gave birth to a healthy calf on Saturday after a complicated delivery, according to the zoo.
But after the birth announcement, zookeepers noticed that the calf was in crisis. Shortly afterwards, he declared a tragic loss.
The zoo wrote, “Our animal care team intervened immediately, but failed to save the calf.” “An early necropsy showed trauma to the neck but further testing will be done to determine if there were any underlying causes for the newborn’s death. To support you in the last few weeks and especially during this difficult time. Thank you all. “
“We are devastated at the calf loss of intoxication,” Zoo director of veterinary medicine Dr. Heather Schwartz said. “Our staff has worked tirelessly to ensure that the best care can be given to this calf. We nevertheless moved from the fear of fear to the joy of resurrection.”
Schwartz said that the calf appeared to be thriving, and they decided to move the newborn with her mother. Schwartz said the two were in a relationship, but Nasha inadvertently injured his calf during this time.
The intoxication is progressing well and according to the zoo, the keepers will provide her with plenty of rest and care for the next few days.