A 22-month wait is almost over at Houston Zoo. Shanti the Asian elephant is due to give birth. But no-one knows exactly when it will happen and with her volatile temperament, the tension builds.
An ocelot with a mystery illness needs major surgery at Houston Zoo. Meanwhile, two-week old baby Asian elephant Baylor is allowed out into the yard with the other elephants for the first time.
While zoo vets wrestle with family planning dilemmas for an orangutan and a lizard that is making but won’t lay eggs, Houston Zoo works to improve the lives of the other animals in its care.
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