Fort Worth Zoo's baby elephant makes public debut

The newest member of the Fort Worth Zoo, a baby Asian elephant named Travis, made his first public appearance on Tuesday.

Travis, who was born on Feb. 23, had been kept behind the scenes with his mom Belle and grandmother Rasha since his birth.

The 1-month-old elephant calf, who now weighs 345 pounds, appeared in the main yard of Elephant Springs Tuesday. He walked near the water, laid down in a bed of hay and received a dust bath.

Fort Worth Zoo guests can see Travis the elephant every day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Plano drivers report seeing an alligator on the road. It wasn't quite what they thought.

City officials said they got a number of calls about an alligator in the westbound lanes of the George Bush Tollway during rush hour Monday morning.

Travis is the fifth Asian elephant born at the Fort Worth Zoo.