The Bali Safari and Marine Park witnessed the blessed arrival of a baby male elephant born at the park on January 25, 2009.
The proud baby boy of two Sumatran Elephants, “David” and “Tini”, the yet-to-be-named offspring was assisted into the world by 2 veterinarians and a team of elephant keepers following a 22-month-long pregnancy.
"Baby's" weight at birth was a healthy 70 kilograms.
Believed to be the first elephant born in Bali in modern times, mother and son are being kept in a separate enclosure at the zoo. According to the Bali Safari and Marine Park officials, the baby elephant will undergo a 3-month adaptation period before being shown to the general public.
The birth of the new baby brings the elephant population at the facility to 38 comprised of Sumatran, Indian and Thai pachyderms.
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