Announcing Dublin Zoo's latest arrival...

It's a girl! Finally...

Announcing Dublin Zoo's latest arrival...

Dublin Zoo has announced the birth of its newest elephant calf - the third in just 10 weeks

She was only born on Wednesday but this little one is already out and about with the rest of her family.

Look at her little trunk!


The female Asian elephant calf was born to herd matriarch Bernadhine on Wednesday at 11.45 pm, weighing in at 68kg.

Paul O’Donoghue, assistant director at Dublin Zoo said:

"It was a very quick and calm birth and Bernhardine’s daughter Asha stayed with her throughout. The calf was standing within ten minutes and has been suckling really well."

The female calf joins the two older male calves born earlier this summer. Back in July, little Kavi was born to mum Yasmin and about a month later, Anak gave birth to Ashoka.

As always, Dublin Zoo are holding a naming competition for the newest arrival on its Facebook page - the name should be based on the elephant's Asian roots.

Dublin Zoo have dubbed October 2014 the Month of the Elephant and are organising several events around the city. For more info, visit their website here.

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