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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

December 10, 2012 at 2:27 PM

‘Lily’ is Oregon zoo’s newest elephant calf

The Associated Press

PORTLAND — Online voters have picked “Lily” as the name of Oregon’s newest elephant calf.

The vote wasn’t close. Lily outpaced the other four suggestions by zookeepers with more than 30,000 of the total 50,000 votes.

Also being considered were the names Jaidee, Sirikit, Rakhi and Siddhi.

The calf was born at nearly 300 pounds on Nov. 30 to another Oregon Zoo elephant, Rose-Tu.

The name Jaidee was the runner-up, receiving close to 21 percent of the online votes

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