Extremely rare elephant twins born at reserve for first time in decades

Extremely rare elephant twins born at reserve for first time in decades

World, Elephants

1/19/2022 4:48:00 PM

Extremely rare elephant twins born at reserve for first time in decades

Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder of Save the Elephants , told Newsweek that elephant mothers can't usually support two calves.

Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder of Save the Elephants, toldNewsweek:"Elephant twins are very rare. In fact they rarely live as twins as usually one or more die. It's a big stress on the mother to have two calves to feed."I have seen twins several times over my career and it's always a big event for us ... when we have had twins a couple of times before it wasn't a happy outcome. However, they can survive. It always causes quite a stir when they are born."

Douglas-Hamilton said that at the moment the twins are looking well, if a bit small. Because of a large amount of rainfall recently, he remains optimistic."The survival of the twins depends very much on the quality of the grass and vegetation and the experience of the matriarch," he said."This mother has had successful experience of raising a calf before and the fact that it has rained recently the grass is green in Samburu and gives the little twins a greater chance of survival ... We have to cross our fingers, but we are cautiously hopeful."

Read more: Newsweek »

China Eastern crash probe looks into crew actions, sources say

Investigators looking into the crash of a China Eastern Airlines jet are examining the actions of the crew on the flight deck, with no evidence found of a technical malfunction, two people briefed on the matter said. Read more >>

Poor mama. Can you imagine carrying around two elephants? I never thought of meeting a legit bitcoin trader after been scammed many times at my age but the heavens sent SamAndCoTradin guided me and help me make a living through bitcoin with my coinbase app, I recommend you to meet him now and also be a beneficiary of good work

Jamaica to send four-man bobsled team to Winter Olympics for first time in 24 yearsJamaica is sending a four-man bobsled team to the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing next month for the first time in over two decades after qualifying on Monday. Some people you know they can’t believe....

Out of this world: 555.55-carat black diamond lands in DubaiBlack diamonds, also known as carbonado, are extremely rare, and are found naturally only in Brazil and Central Africa.

Rare 1965 Shelby Cobra Factory Stage III 289 Dragonsnake sells for almost $1.4MA rare Shelby Cobra, one of just six like it, has sold at auction.

Bear spotted wandering around central Pa. neighborhoodThe bear caused minor damage to one Cumberland County property, police said.

Jamaica has a bobsled team heading to the Beijing OlympicsJamaica will be back competing in the four-man bobsled at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing for the first time in more than two decades. I feel impressed Mrs for a wonderful work well done... Just 7days after I took a risk to give a try of $500 I received a payment fee of $5,050 Arlene_Riggio Now that is news “Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history. There can be nothing Olympic outside the contact and cooperation of the various branches of sports, united on a footing of total equality for the improvement of humanity.” -Pierre de Coubertin iocmedia

EVs Beat Diesels As Electric Car Sales Ramp Up In EuropeEV sales in Europe passed diesel sales for the first time in December. Expected. The electric semi will change everything. Where can I get those panels? They would look awesome on my pergola

The birth came as a pleasant surprise to research and protection organization Save the Elephants, which monitors the family of elephants in the park. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder of Save the Elephants, told Newsweek :"Elephant twins are very rare. In fact they rarely live as twins as usually one or more die. It's a big stress on the mother to have two calves to feed. "I have seen twins several times over my career and it's always a big event for us ... when we have had twins a couple of times before it wasn't a happy outcome. However, they can survive. It always causes quite a stir when they are born." Douglas-Hamilton said that at the moment the twins are looking well, if a bit small. Because of a large amount of rainfall recently, he remains optimistic. "The survival of the twins depends very much on the quality of the grass and vegetation and the experience of the matriarch," he said."This mother has had successful experience of raising a calf before and the fact that it has rained recently the grass is green in Samburu and gives the little twins a greater chance of survival ... We have to cross our fingers, but we are cautiously hopeful." 1 Bora with her twins in Samburu National Reserve, Northern Kenya. Jane Wynyard/Save the Elephants Bora with her twins in Samburu National Reserve, Northern Kenya. Jane Wynyard/Save the Elephants The photo's show the calves at just one day old. Jane Wynyard/Save the Elephants The discovery was made by guides from a luxury eco-camp organization, Elephant Watch Camp, on Sunday morning (January 16.) The guides, who are trained by Save the Elephants to recognize individual elephants and families in the park, alerted researchers who confirmed that the calves are a male and female. The researchers will monitor the health and progress of the calves as part of daily monitoring activities. The mother of the twins is a female named Bora from a family of elephants known as Winds II. Save the Elephants has been studying and monitoring the family for decades. African elephants have the longest gestation period of any living mammal, at approximately 22 months. Fertile females give birth roughly every four years. The twins are Bora's second born offspring. She also has an older calf which was born in 2017 and was seen in the vicinity of Bora and the twins on Sunday.