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Joy For The Live Birth Of The First Elephant At BIOPARC Valencia

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A basic translation of The Bioparc’s press release follows:

This morning on the 653rd day of pregnancy and under the influence of the full moon, the elephant Matla has given birth in a completely natural way to the first African elephant calf in the Valencian park. The spectacular images of these first hours are being experienced with great emotion by the entire technical team that maintains intensive surveillance. At the moment the upbringing and behavior of the mother and the precious baby are proceeding normally.

Nace la primera cría de elefante africano en BIOPARC Valencia - 9 noviembre 2022 - Detalle del bebé elefante

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Asian Elephant Born!

Yesterday at 04:08 p.m. Rotterdam Zoo’s Asian elephant Faya gave birth to a male calf! The calf was born indoors, among the rest of the group. This is the first calf for mother Faya, and both are doing well. Faya has great support from her own mother Bangka, who is now a grandmother for the first time. The Blijdorp family now has four generations, which is very special. They will have some time to bond together, so the Taman Indah indoor shelter is closed. Follow the elephant herd between 10:00 and 22:00, live, via the webcam. Read the full birth message at: https://www.diergaardeblijdorp.nl/aziatische-olifant-geboren2022/

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Baby Elephant Named ‘Queen’ At UK’s Largest Zoo 

Elephant calf named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, who met the calf’s mum on her last visit to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 

A baby Asian elephant has been named the Thai word for ‘Queen’ at the UK’s largest Zoo, in honour of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s patron, Queen Elizabeth II, who once met the calf’s mum. 

The conservation Zoo gave the privilege of naming the not-so-tiny infant to ZSL conservationists who work in Thailand, protecting endangered, Asian elephants in the wild. The conservationists chose the name Nang Phaya (pronounced ‘nang-pie-yah'), which is an animal-related Thai word meaning ‘queen, or strong, female monarch.’ 

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African Elephant Born At Sosto Zoo

An African elephant was born today at Sosto Zoo in Hungary.

“This is the third offspring of the mother animal, 21-year-old Kwanza, and her mate, 29-year-old Jack, and after a bull born in 2015 and an elephant cow born in 2018, another bull calf was born.

The specialists of the park expected the baby elephant to arrive at the beginning of September, but Kwanza, the mother elephant, "gifted" us almost exactly to the day on the twenty-fifth birthday of our Zoo.

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Brazos Blitz – A Super Bowl Prediction

Fort Worth Zoo Asian elephant calf predicts Super Bowl LVI winner

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 FORT WORTH, Texas – An ele-fan favorite Fort Worth Zoo resident, baby Asian elephant Brazos, made quite the play Thursday, Feb. 10 by predicting that the Los Angeles Rams will win Super Bowl LVI this Sunday. The field was set with two boomer balls (elephant-sized footballs), each painted with the respective teams’ logos – Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. With his No. 1 cheerleader, mom Bluebonnet, on the sidelines, Brazos took the field and never looked back. Without hesitation, the 600-pound, 5-star recruit tackled the Rams boomer ball for the official pick!

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Brazos The Baby Elephant Is 3 Months Old!

Weighing in at a whopping 540 lbs, Brazos turned months old Friday! These days are all about his toys and his trunk. He’s often kicking his ball around or picking up small tires and running with them around his trunk. He’s practicing throwing dirt and sand onto his back (the dirt acts as a natural sunscreen and insect repellent!), but for now he only takes small amounts that barely reach past his head. He’s testing out more and more foods while his teeth grow bigger, and he regularly reaches for lettuce over other options. You might catch him in the main habitat participating in short target training sessions with his keepers.

Don’t forget to utilize Fort Worth Zoo's Brazos forecast when planning your trip to the Zoo. When days are warm enough, he’ll be in the main yard from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with his mom, Bluebonnet.


Baby Elephant Gains Confidence at Omaha Zoo

Under Kiki’s watchful eye, her calf continued exploring the calf training area at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo last week!

Each day, she becomes more and more interested in her environment, especially smaller enrichment items she can push and move at her age, such as a firehose cube.

Getting used to this space also means getting more comfortable on the scale. The calf’s natural curiosity—and the trusting bond mom has with our keeper staff—has her freely walking about the scale’s surface.

📹: Jillian Voss, senior elephant keeper


OKC ZOO CELEBRATES BIRTH OF ENDANGERED ASIAN ELEPHANT CALF

It’s a boy! Both mother, Asha and newborn calf are healthy, spending time together bonding.

OKC Zoo Asian Elephant Family

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is proud to announce that Asian elephant, Asha, 26, has given birth to a healthy, male calf. Wildlife fans around the world have been anticipating the arrival of the OKC Zoo’s newest elephant calf since Asha’s pregnancy was announced in 2020 and now, the wait is over – he’s here! Rama, Sanskrit for pleasing, was born on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 8:26 p.m., inside the Zoo’s elephant barn at Sanctuary Asia. The Zoo’s veterinary and elephant caretaker teams report that Asha’s delivery went smoothly and she and Rama are in good health and have been spending time together bonding. Rama is the fourth calf to be born at the Zoo and the fourth offspring for Asha, bringing the total number of Asian elephants at the Zoo to eight.

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