Editorial Policies Read about our editorial guiding principles and the enforceable standard our journalists follow. By having the other female Elephants present at the birth, their chances of successfully caring for their own future babies is greatly increased. The playful, little female was recently given a name during a very special ceremony at Planckendael. A moment of agitation occurred Friday when the newborn tripped on a log. Silent restaurant an oasis of hope. Her first calf Sanook died in a tragic accident in , while playing with a hanging tyre in the barn one evening.
Third elephant baby has arrived at Planckendael
Although it is thought to be rare among Asian elephants, the condition is not uncommon in foals, so the zoo has called in equine experts from Melbourne University's Veterinary School. Zoo Coordinator, Ben Van, said, "It is good that this is the tenth baby for our savannah. In celebration, the Zoo will have extended hours! He is on loan from Zoo Miami. However, first time mothers can be very awkward with their babies and depending on their experience can even play a role in hindering the calf from feeding. The calf was given the name Tun Kai:
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A guide to watching Socceroos play in Russia How to tune in and watch Australia play. Elephants typically are fully weaned at around 5 to 6 years of age. Elephant keeper Lucy Melo described it as the highlight of her year career and a "miracle of nature". Change to mobile view. Overall, females tended to remain quite close to the mother and as expected the males were much more independent. Elephant keepers have been waiting for Num-Oi to give birth for a while. After days of pregnancy, year-old Phyo Phyo became a mother once again with the birth of a baby boy.
Planckendael is home to two more pregnant females: Within minutes of the birth, the mother and other females trumpet, rumble and scream, oozing temporal secretions down the side of their faces. Without this necessary food, the calf is sure to perish. New-born elephants are born with an incredible mass of kg. License for publishing multimedia online Registration Number: Wayne Taylor Vets need to have the situation resolved within the next fortnight — elephants struggle to survive on artificial formula.