WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – It’ll be a while before the public can meet them, but four baby elephants are arriving at Sedgwick County Zoo.

Here’s how the zoo staff describes its four pregnant elephants:

  • Simunye, 7 months pregnant, nurturing and protective, baby currently the size of a papaya
  • Talia, 6 months pregnant, independent and sassy, baby the size of a coconut
  • Xolani, 5 months pregnant, observant and cautious, baby the size of a grapefruit
  • Arusi, 4 months pregnant, center of attention and foody, baby the size of an avocado

Elephants are pregnant for about 18-22 months, which could be up to a year before the first baby is born. Zoo staff promises updates on the pregnancies, which zoo staff say are inherently risky in the early stages.

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