For the second time in just a few months, a baby elephant was born on Tuesday night at the Planckendael animal park. Contrary to baby elephant Q who died after a month of multiple health issues, Qiyo is healthy, points out the park in Mechelen. Qiyo is the fifth offspring for Phyo Phyo, mother also to Kai-Mook, who thus became a big sister.
Judging by the first picture of Qiyo broadcast by Planckendael, the baby elephant can already stand on his 4 legs, which is crucial for survival as it means he can nurse with his mother independently. Q was not able to.
The public is yet to hear when they will be allowed to admire the baby elephant.
Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)