Miracle elephant meets the relatives
The ‘miracle elephant’ born at Taronga Zoo last week is meeting the rellies for the first time.
On Monday the miracle elephant born at Taronga Zoo last week got to properly meet his other two aunts and eight month old Luk Chai for the first time.
Porntip, an elephant at Taronga Zoo shocked vets by giving birth to a live elephant calf last week which zoo-keepers believed had died in the womb.
Experts had said the survival of the baby elephant after six days of labour would be “a miracle”.
But the male calf was delivered showing signs of life last Wednesday morning and, by the afternoon, took its first steps.
Both mother and baby are now doing well.
A competition is now open to name the little elephant, at http://babyelephant.taronga.org.au/