Two baby elephants expected at Planckendael in 2015

Two baby elephants expected at Planckendael in 2015

Two elephants at Planckendael Animal Park are expecting. The baby elephants should be born sometime in 2015.This is a first for the Flemish zoo.  May Tagu,  a 9-year old elephant , will give birth for the first time. “A first pregnancy is always a risk, but we will make sure she gets all the care she needs,” stated the zoo.

The second elephant expecting is Phyo Phyo, a 33-year old elephant who has had four children. Kai-Mook, the park’s star elephant, will soon have playmates, something park officials have hoped for a long time. “We are very pleased and happy,” said spokeswoman Ilse Segers. “We have been dreaming of a playmate for Kai-Mook for a long time. Now she will have two. She will certainly make a fantastic big sister.”

 In October 2012, Planckendael, who decided to participate in the international breeding program for Asian elephants, hosted a breeding male, Chang, from the Le Pal Animal Park, located near Lyon in France. 

(Source: Belga)

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