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By Eric S. Page
|  Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010  |  Updated 11:32 AM PDT
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The San Diego Zoo got a big gift for Valentine's Day -- a baby elephant.
     
The zoo's Wild Animal Park says the African elephant calf was born around 2 a.m. Sunday. Officials say visitors camping at the zoo were awakened by elephants trumpeting -- a common behavior when a calf is born.

"The herd was celebrating," said Brittany Trawick, San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park elephant keeper. "Elephants are social animals. When a calf is born they let everyone know!" 
     
The calf hasn't been named and its details weren't immediately released but newborns typically stand about 3 feet tall and weight 250 to 300 pounds.
     
It's the park's sixth calf born into a herd that was imported from Swaziland in 2003. The herd has now grown to more than a dozen.
   

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