Wait for me! Newborn elephant is unsteady on her feet as she tries to keep up with mother at Vienna Zoo

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This is the adorable moment a newborn elephant tumbled over while following its mother around their zoo enclosure.

The female elephant calf, which is yet to be named, looked unsteady on her feet as she is still learning to walk tall alongside her huge parent.

The cute stumble was spotted at Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria where the elephant was born just hours before.

A newborn elephant took a tumble while trying to follow her mother around their enclosure at Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria

A newborn elephant took a tumble while trying to follow her mother around their enclosure at Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria

In the video, the calf can be seen walking around its mother legs and appears to be slightly unsteady on its feet as it learns to walk with more confidence.

The mother elephant, named Numbi, had given birth to the calf just hours before.

Zoo Director Dagmar Schratter said: ‘It is a girl and all seems to be well. For elephant mum Numbi it is her third offspring.’

Zoo staff kept watching through Friday night and into Saturday morning for the pending elephant birth.

The calf had been born just hours earlier to mother Numbi, who is originally from Kruger National Park, South Africa. The baby weighs a healthy 90kg and stands at three-foot tall
The calf had been born just hours earlier to mother Numbi, who is originally from Kruger National Park, South Africa. The baby weighs a healthy 90kg and stands at three-foot-tall

Zoo staff kept watch through Friday night and into the early hours of Saturday for the pending elephant birth. The calf is Numbi's third child, having had her second at the zoo in 2010
Zoo staff kept watching through Friday night and into the early hours of Saturday for the pending elephant birth. The calf is Numbi’s third child, having had her second at the zoo in 2010

The calf was born in the early hours of Saturday, measuring three feet in height and a healthy 198 lbs (90kg).

Schratter said: ‘The little elephant keeps trying to keep up with her mother and is walking close to her.

‘The baby elephant is not yet on the show to visitors as Numbi and her baby first have to get used to the new situation.’

Twenty-year-old Numbi came to Vienna in 2009 from Kruger National Park, South Africa with her firstborn Kibo and in 2010 her second calf Tulubu was born.

Zoo Director Dagmar Schratter said: 'Numbi is a very experienced calm and very caring mother. The little elephant is drinking well'
Zoo Director Dagmar Schratter said: ‘Numbi is a very experienced calm and very caring mother. The little elephant is drinking well’

In the video, the calf can be seen walking around its mother legs and appears to be slightly unsteady on its feet as it learns to walk with more confidence
In the video, the calf can be seen walking around its mother legs and appears to be slightly unsteady on its feet as it learns to walk with more confidence

Schratter said: ‘Numbi is a very experienced calm and very caring mother. The little elephant is drinking well.’

The elephant was part of a breeding program and was bred using sperm from a wild elephant in the Phinda Reserve in South Africa.

Vienna’s zoo is the world’s oldest and is located on the grounds of the famous Schoenbrunn Palace in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

Vienna's zoo is the world's oldest, and is located in the grounds of the famous Schoenbrunn Palace in the Austrian capital of Vienna
Vienna’s zoo is the world’s oldest and is located on the grounds of the famous Schoenbrunn Palace in the Austrian capital of Vienna

By: WILLIAM COLE FOR MAILONLINE

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