Melbourne Zoo’s Baby Elephant (Video Included)

Baby Elephants at the Melb Zoo: Mali (left) and her new half-brother, who as yet has no name. Picture: Ben Swinnerton Source: Herald Sun

A dose of sibling rivalry in the elephant enclosure will provide Melbourne Zoo visitors with extra entertainment during school holidays.
The zoo’s newest bundle of elephant joy has started wooing crowds – and it’s enough to make his older half-sister Mali jealous.

The 12-day-old Asian elephant has recovered well from a difficult birth and is now romping around the enclosure with the herd.

But Mali, who now weighs about 400kg, has been quick to let her 150kg half-brother know she’s boss of the babies. Melbourne Zoo elephant curator Jan Steele said the new elephant’s mother Kulab and his aunt Num-Oi were working hard to keep the babies on the straight and narrow.

  

Read the full story in the “Herald Sun”              

See more pictures and video’s here at the zoo. 

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8 Responses to Melbourne Zoo’s Baby Elephant (Video Included)

  1. Jill says:

    He is absolutely gorgeous, he really did take a bit of a tumble didn’t he? I just can’t get over how small he looks compared to Mum.

  2. magsx2 says:

    Hi Jill,
    He is cute isn’t he. Yes he does look tiny against Mum, but he won’t take long to grow, and it will be hard to remember him so small.

  3. Selma says:

    What an adorable bubby. I am in love. Awwww.

  4. bingbing says:

    Gotta send this to Ladybing. She loves elephants!

  5. Lady bing says:

    It’s Lady bing. He is so cute. >_<
    definitely adorable!!
    I just want to have him!!

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