Taronga's third Asian Elephant calf was born at 1:12 AM last night Sydney Time. The calf is the Zoo's first female and it is the fifth calf born to the Australian Conservation Management Plan for these endangered elephants. The calf was born in the paddock four years to the day of the arrival of the herd from Thailand in 2006. Zoo keepers helped the healthy 120 kg youngster into the elephant barn with its mother, Pak Boon, where it was soon walking around and suckling without help.
Photo credits: Bobby-Jo Vial / Taronga Zoo