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Dublin Zoo welcomes new baby elephant


Bernhardine, Dublin Zoo’s most oldest female elephant has given birth to her forth calf.

The calf was born on Wednesday night weighing 68kg.

The new arrival was already walking and interacting with the herd at the zoo within 10 minutes.

Paul O’Donoghue, Assistant Director at Dublin Zoo said: “Our latest arrival is a wonderful
addition to our breeding herd of Asian elephants.”

“It was a very quick and calm birth and Bernhardine’s daughter Asha (7-yrs-old) stayed with her throughout.”

“The calf was standing within ten minutes and has been suckling really well,”.

Dublin Zoo have asked people to visit their Facebook page and suggest names for the baby elephant. The competition to name the new arrival is based around its Asian origin and people are asked to remember that.

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