SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- There is a new tenant at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse.

Two of the zoo's elephants, 18-year-old Mali and 17-year-old Doc, became new parents to a baby boy calf early Tuesday morning.

He weighs in at 281 pounds and stands just over 3 feet tall.

Zoo officials say everything went smoothly, and both the calf and his mother are doing well.

With only three Asian Elephants pregnant this year in the whole country, zoo officials say they're lucky to have two of them.

"It's very important to the North American population, elephants in general and certainly to our community. We've had long standing support from this community of our elephant program and we're really excited that this is what we've been waiting for," said Ted Fox, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo director.

One of the zoo's other elephants, Kirina, is due in a few weeks.