Baby elephant at Saint Louis Zoo to be named "Priya"

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - More than 50,000 votes have come in for the contest to name the new baby girl elephant at the St. Louis and the winning name is: Priya.

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The zoo announced the new name, pronounced "Pree-yah," on Monday.

The Asian elephant was born April 26 to Ellie, the 42-year-old mother. Voting began April 29 and concluded Sunday. Priya was chosen from among five options. People voted on social media sites, via postcard and at the zoo welcome desk.

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