According to a news release, Seeni was not producing milk, so zookeepers began to bottle feed the calf. Seeni also didn’t begin to care for the calf, so the decision was made to bring her to the Pittsburgh Zoo in Highland Park, where she will eventually be introduced to the herd, the release said.
“Our first priority is to make sure the calf remains healthy,” said Dr. Baker. “We will continue to bottle feed her for as long as necessary. We are also watching her closely for any signs of infection so we can react quickly. She is tough, but she is facing a long road ahead.”
The calf is the fifth calf born at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. All of the calves were fathered by Jackson, the zoo’s bull.
The calf will not be on exhibit or available for viewing for several months.