We welcome this one-day old newborn. We do all we can to make this little one’s life as happy as possible. Everyone in the Park is so excited, as usual, when we have a new birth.
This calf, was born to MAE MOON at 07:00 on 12th November 2013. Fortunately it was an easy birth for the mother! Her baby, which is yet to be named, weighed just less than 90 kilos at birth but was soon on his feet and feeding from his mother.
His father’s name is BOON PAT. Another good looking bull and very tall. An imposing elephant!
Mae Moon is very protective of her baby. This is not her first calf, GOOLIEPOR was her last calf and is now 4 years old.
The baby enjoys the company of his Mahout, Ngot; and they can be seen playing together in the pen.
Having a baby elephant is a serious commitment. Elephants have a longer pregnancy than any other mammal—almost 22 months. Cows usually give birth to one calf every two to four years. At birth, elephants already weigh some 200 pounds (91 kilograms) and stand about three feet (1 meter) tall.