Due to their rarity, the zoo employees did not expect the appearance of the twins.
It’s good that she has twins! We need more elephants.
In the zoo Rosamund Gifford in Syracuse, Asian twin elephants were born.
According to the district officials, not a single case of surviving twins, born in the United States, has never been registered. Of those few pregnancies of the twins that happen, many calves are born deadly.
Since the birth of the calves, the zoo employees are watching the twins to make sure that they both feel good.
The first calf was born at about 2 a.m. on October 24 without any complications. He weighed 220 pounds. And after 10 hours a second calf appeared. He weighed 237 pounds.
Since the twins are so rare, the zoo employees did not expect the appearance of the twins when they were preparing for the birth of Mali.
Justin Sayles shares: the staff could not say that the elephant had twins after an ultrasound, the ultrasound of the elephants could not show a full image at once, as an ultrasound of people can do. The staff thought that his mother was just a large child.
The officials said: “The second calf was noticeably weaker at birth than the first twin, but the zoo officers quickly assisted the animal, and his condition improved sharply”.
The director of the zoo Ted Fox said: “I cannot but thank my team for everything that they have done over the past few weeks to ensure the care and safety of Mali and its twins”.
They called the calves “miracle-twin”.
Thanks to the two new replenishment, the elephant population in the zoo increased to eight. The zoo is one of the eight accredited nurseries for an angry population of Asian elephants. In the wild, only about 20,000 Asian elephants remain.
In December 2020, Mali and Father of the Gemini Doc lost two other calves due to endotheliotropic herpes of elephants.
Sayles said: “The twins have no names yet, in the coming weeks they will have a competition for names”.
Since the twins usually have a connection, and the twins are rare, and the elephants are very oriented to the family. We hope that these twins will be allowed to live their lives together. People sharing them for our selfish “zoos” … Families are defeated.
Good luck to them.