Zoo celebrates arrival of rare baby elephant

A zoo is celebrating the arrival of a rare Asian elephant.

The healthy female calf arrived following a 22-month gestation, with the birth caught on Chester Zoo’s CCTV cameras.

Elephant experts at the zoo – who monitored the birth remotely – say both mum and calf are doing “ever so well.”

  • Watch: video of the moment the rare Asian elephant calf is born:

Credit: Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is part of a breeding programme coordinated by the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) that is focused on sustaining the elephant population in Europe.