September 02, 1997 12:00 AM

Birth announcement from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in Virginia: Sara, a 270-pound, female Asian elephant calf, was born on Monday at 11 a.m. Her parents are Icky, 25, and Charlie, 30, and she stands 39 inches high and 41 inches long. She is named for current (human) circus star Sara, the Tiger Whisperer, 24, and is the eleventh successful Asian elephant birth in Ringling Bros.’s 10-year-old conservation program. She is also the first of five young trumpeters who are expected to arrive over the coming months — all of whom were fathered by Charlie. Congratulations, dad.

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