African Elephant Calf


Newborn baby elephants already weigh 100 kilograms and are 90 centimeters tall. After just half an hour they can stand on their own legs and run with the herd.  Also, baby elephants are still quite clumsy after their birth and must first learn how to handle their trunks. It is very important that they grow big quickly, because a lion or crocodile can hardly cause any harm to healthy, adult animals. If a predator does come dangerously close, the adults form a circle around the young. They are well protected in the middle.

Measures 2.7 inches long.

Ages 3 and up.