“Miracle Twins” appeared in one of the zoos
Twin Asian elephants were born in the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. The district officials claim that not a single case of survival of twin elephants has been registered in the USA. Since their birth, the zoo employees have been taking proper care of the newborns to make sure they are fine.
The first elephant was born on October 24 at 2 a.m. with no complications, weighing 220 pounds. After 10 hours his twin appeared weighing 237 pounds.
When the zoo employees were preparing for Mali’s labor, they didn’t expect her to have twins. After all, tin elephants are quite rare.
“Elephant ultrasound doesn’t show the picture as clearly as the human one does. So, the staff didn’t even know twins were about to be born”, says Justin Sayles.
“The second calf was much weaker than his big brother. However, the zoo staff was there to help him and his mother survive”.
The head of the zoo said: “I am grateful to our employees for their hard works during the last few weeks. They have ensured the well-being of the twins and their mother”.
Together, the twins are named “Miracle Twins”.
Thanks to them, the number of elephants in the zoo has increased. This zoo is one if the 8 nurseries for a good number of Asian elephants. There are only about 20,000 elephants left in the whole world.
In 2020, Mali and her partner lost two of their babies because of endotheliotropic herpes of elephants.
“We haven’t named the little elephants yet. We hope to find proper names for them next week”, said Sayles.
As you know, there is a special bond between all twins. We hope that these elephants will have the chance to always be together. Good luck to the adorable babies!