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BABY ELEPHANT BORN IN DUBLIN ZOO

An Asian elephant calf was born at Dublin Zoo last Tuesday, weighing 70kg. The baby male was born to mother Anak after 22 months.

The unnamed calf is the second to be born at the Zoo in six weeks, and Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke declared this the ‘Month of the Elephant’ to celebrate the new arrivals.

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