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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The baby elephant at Utah's Hogle Zoo is getting ready to make her big debut.
And she'll soon have a name, too.
The zoo welcomed an African elephant calf on Aug. 10. It's the first baby for 23-year-old Christie and the first African elephant born at the zoo.
The little one will make her first appearance before the general public on Friday.
A couple days after that, she'll get a name. The zoo invites people choose their favorite among five possibilities: Abenia, Apara, Khari, Aisha and Zuri. Voting lasts through Sunday.
In the meantime, the new elephant is exploring her enclosure, taking a mud bath now and again and figuring out how to use her legs and trunk.
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