It’s a boy! Joy as adorable baby Asian elephant is born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo – and takes his first steps barely 24 hours after his birth

An adorable baby Asian elephant has been born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. The male calf was born yesterday afternoon and is already up and about on his feet and doing well. The newborn, who is yet to be named, was seen tentatively taking some of his first steps around his paddock. New Dumbo at […]

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Oh baby! Sydney’s Taronga Zoo welcomes 130kg Asian elephant – just the fifth to be born in Australia in last decade

Sydney’s Taronga Zoo has welcomed a baby Asian elephant who is only the fifth to be born in Australia in the past decade. The calf weighed well above average weight, scaling in at a whopping 130kg – a number sure to make any mother’s toes curl. Mother Pak Boon gave birth to the boy in […]

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Baby elephant put to sleep after he was born with disability that prevented him from eating

A zoo’s long-awaited baby Asian elephant had to be put to sleep at just three weeks old after he was born with a disability that stopped him from feeding. The elephant calf, called Avi, was euthanized at St Louis Zoo in Missouri on August 2 after numerous attempts to save him proved unsuccessful. Ravi, who […]

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