Sydney Zoo Welcomes Elephant Calf

Sydney's Taronga Zoo has welcomed its first female Asian elephant calf after a fast birth just after midnight this morning.

The as-yet unnamed 120kg calf was born after a half-hour labour to 18-year-old Pak Boon, who came at the zoo in 2006.

The calf was nursing within 90 minutes of its delivery and standing unassisted within three hours, zoo officials say.

Mother and baby are well, said the zookeepers. Bookmark and Share