Chai, the Woodland Park Zoo’s 29-year-old female Asian elephant, appears to be pregnant for the first time since losing her 6-year-old daughter, Hansa, to a fatal strain of elephant herpes last year.

But rather than being a joyous occasion, Chai’s apparent pregnancy has renewed concerns among animal-rights groups about the risks of elephant herpes and the ongoing mystery of how Hansa, a zoo celebrity, contracted it.

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