Diergaarde Blijdorp / Rotterdam Zoo

Jun 4th, 2021 | By | Category: Featured articles

4.6.2021 – Photos by Nel Hoekstra

After the midnight on the 5th of May (at 00.03 CET) a baby elephant was born in the Rotterdam Zoo.

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The mother is the 20 years old Bangka. Her mother Irma was supporting her daughter when she was giving birth to the baby.

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Bangka’s baby was quickly standing on his feet and started to eat well at mama’s milk bar.

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The sweet ‘lolifantje’ is a boy. He hasn’t got a name yet but hopefully he will have a nice name.

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Now the baby is walking – or running – in the enclosure with his mama and grandmother.

Very determined steps! 🙂

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Welcome to the world, sweetie!




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  1. Dear Nel and Mervi!
    Thank you for the news about a young elefant. The kid is very cute.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  2. Der kleine Elefant ist wirklich niedlich.
    Danke für die schönen Fotos an Nel !

  3. Dear Nel and Mervi!
    Thank you for the pictures of this sweet little trunk bearer in the Diergaarde Blijdorp / Rotterdam. Little elephants are simply adorable and true heartbreakers.
    I wish the little one and his herd all the best.

    Hugs
    Anke

  4. Thank you very much dear Mervi and Nel.
    Best wishes to Bangka and her baby.

  5. Dear Nel and Mervi

    All elephant children are simply adorable !!!!
    My best wishes for Mama and her Baby.

    Hugs,
    Anita

  6. Thank you very much dear Nel and Mervi for the sweet picture of the
    little elefant.
    Bear Hugs
    Gudrun

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