The Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation has been experiencing a baby boom. After all, elephant reproduction and science are what the Ringling Bros. Center is all about – protection of the Asian elephant is critical today, but their healthy reproduction is just as important to ensure they are still around tomorrow.
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With the largest sustainable population of captive Asian elephants in the Western Hemisphere, the Center for Elephant Conservation has met this challenge with incredible success.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation has been blessed with more elephant calves than you can shake a trunk at – a total of 26 giant bundles of joy since Ringling Bros. initiated its conservation efforts in the early ‘90s. That’s no small feat, especially when one considers that female elephants have their reproductive cycles only four times a year and gestation lasts approximately 22 months. In fact, many Asian elephant experts estimate that only two to four calves are born in the United States each year.
Our special facility is designed to keep elephants healthy, comfortable and safe – creating a conservation legacy for generations to come.
Elephant Births Throughout the Years