Amboseli National Park is a place where a total of 1,600 elephants live with their families and friends. Recently, one family welcomed new babies who were so rare of a kind; the park witnessed it for the first time after 1980. They were twins!
One of them was a male while the other, a female, and they both were born at the end of May, to Paru, a 38-year-old elephant. They are a part of a 40-member family, and the entire family is active to help the mother to look after the twins.
The calves are now two- months- old, which is again a miracle, because, according to researchers, an elephant has less than a 1% chance of giving birth to twins. Even if they are born, they have very less time to survive.
The calves, however, are doing very well so far. They never stray too far from their mom or their family. Not to mention, the place they are in is a national park, an automatically poaching- free secure place!
The babies get to live in the wild thankfully. However, the rangers are continuously keeping an eye on them in case they need any help.
Even the Rangers, who find elephants to be their family, are incredibly excited to watch the twins grow up.
A senior warden of the park, Kenneth Ole Nashu, said, “This is a unique scenario in terms of conservation, particularly in the elephant population. We are really proud, and we are now monitoring [to ensure] that the babies are in quite good health.”
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