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Elephant calf appears in public
Elephant calf with his mother
He is the second calf born to mother Azizah
A baby elephant has made his first appearance longside his mother at a Bedfordshire zoo.

The unnamed calf, born on 17 January, weighs about 103kg (220lbs) and was born after a 630-day gestation period.

He is the second calf born to mother Azizah following a short labour at Whipsnade Zoo, near Dunstable.

The calf, who was up on his feet within 20 minutes, is feeding well and enjoys spending time with his mother, a spokesman for Whipsnade Zoo said.



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