Rare Asian Elephant Born at Chester Zoo

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 2017157 views
Published: January 13, 2017

A rare Asian elephant was born at Chester Zoo on the night of December 16, with the birth captured on <span class="caps">CCTV</span>.

The calf arrived to 12-year-old mother Sundara after a 22-month gestation. Keepers at the zoo say both mother and calf, who is yet to be named, are doing well.

Asian elephants are listed as endangered on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN’s) Red List, threatened by habitat loss, poaching, disease and direct conflict with humans.

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