Endangered baby elephant born in Israel
Monday 05 August 2013
An endangered Asian elephant has given birth to her first calf at a safari park in Ramat Gan, Israel.
Seven-year-old La Belle gave birth to the healthy baby girl on Friday, who weighed in around 80kg (175lb). The newborn calf is yet to be named and has been constantly surrounded by her mother and grandmother La Petite.
The calf has been nursing from her grandmother rather than mother which is proving to be a source of concern for staff at the safari park. However, they are monitoring the situation carefully and may isolate La Petite if necessary.
The baby's 35-year-old grandmother is also pregnant and it is hoped that once she gives birth, she will be less involved with the newborn and focus more on her own baby.
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage
Bomber jacket worn by Mary Berry sells out within an hour
Scottish independence referendum live: Clackmannanshire blazes the trail as 54% vote No while Yes trails with 46%
Scottish independence: Final opinion polls show undecided voters could swing result either way
Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
Scottish independence: Andy Murray backs Yes campaign in eleventh hour decision
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
- 2 Scottish independence: What you shouldn't tweet about if you want to avoid jail today
- 3 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 4 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 5 Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Unpaid Voluntary Position : Reach Volunteering: Promising volunteer Trustee op...
£30000 - £35000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client is curr...
£110 - £130 per hour: Randstad Education Reading: Psychology Teacher needed fo...
£85 - £120 per day: Randstad Education Cheshire: Randstad Education are curren...