Callee, a bull African Elephant arrives at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
African Elephant 'Callee' Birmingham Zoo . (Scott Kayser)

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo has a new resident: an 18-year-old bull African elephant.

Callee arrived in Omaha Wednesday morning from the Birmingham zoo.

Zoo officials say the African Elephant Species Survival Plan recommended Callee be moved to Omaha.

The hope is he will be able to breed with the zoo's five female elephants.

The Zoo says African elephants are becoming an endangered species because of poaching for ivory and loss of home from human expansion. 

Listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, there are estimated 415,000 elephants in 37 different African countries, according to the Zoo. 

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