Saturday, December 1, 2012
Dr. Dennis Schmitt, center, visiting from Springfield, Mo., watches on a monitor as he guides a tube inside the reproductive tract of Chai as assistant Cody Dalton injects sperm from a donor elephant last year. Elephant keeper Peter McLane is at left. A total of 112 artificial-insemination attempts have been made to impregnate Chai, now 33.
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