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Baby elephant born at West Midlands Safari Park

The baby elephant weighed 100kg when he was born Credit: West Midlands Safari Park

Head Elephant Keeper, Andy Plumb, said:

"This really is fantastic news, the baby is absolutely perfect - just like his mother - and both are fine. The birth was an uncomplicated one and Five clearly adores her new baby. We are all absolutely over the moon that mum and baby are doing well.

The baby elephant does not yet have a name Credit: West Midlands Safari Park

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First ever baby elephant born at West Midlands Safari Park

The calf is the first ever to be born at the safari park Credit: West Midlands Safari Park

The first ever elephant has been born at West Midland Safari Park in its 41 year history.

The baby boy does not yet have a name Credit: West Midlands Safari Park

The baby boy was born on Monday 5th May, after a 22 month pregnancy for mother Five - and weighed 100kgs!

He weighed 100kg when he was born Credit: West Midlands Safari Park

The male calf is yet to be named, and is only the second calf to be born in the world, following artificial insemination using semen that had been frozen and stored in a French laboratory, after it had been taken from a wild elephant.

More pictures of baby elephant born weighing 100kg!

The baby elephant was born on Monday May 5 at 5:30pm Credit: West Midland Safari Park

These are some of the first pictures to be released of the first ever baby elephant to be born at the West Midland Safari Park.

The calf arrived at 5.30pm on Monday 5 May, after a 22 month pregnancy for his mother 'Five'.

The calf is yet to be named by keepers at the safari park in Bewdley. Credit: West Midland Safari Park

Hew was born through artificial insemination using semen that had been frozen and stored in a French laboratory, after it had been taken from a wild elephant.

First baby elephant for Safari Park in 41 year history

The first ever baby elephant to be born at West Midlands Safari Park Credit: West Midlands Safari Park

The first ever elephant has been born at West Midland Safari Park in its 41 year history.

The baby boy was born on Monday 5th May, after a 22 month pregnancy for mother Five - and weighed 100kgs!

The male calf is yet to be named, and is only the second calf to be born in the world, following artificial insemination using semen that had been frozen and stored in a French laboratory, after it had been taken from a wild elephant.

Head Elephant Keeper, Andy Plumb, said:

"This really is fantastic news, the baby is absolutely perfect - just like his mother - and both are fine. The birth was an uncomplicated one and Five clearly adores her new baby. We are all absolutely over the moon that mum and baby are doing well.

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