Some good news today from the Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya that I visited the other month. 30 year old elephant called Sopa, who has been pregnant for the last 22 months, finally gave birth last night at exactly 11:59 p.m. The baby weighs a healthy 80 kilos and both mother and baby are well. I believe this is the 55th baby elephant to have been born here. I saw the mother on Channel 3 morning show last week and her belly was enormous. There was speculation at the time that there might have been twins inside.
Picture from the Facebook Page of Ewa Narkiewicz who is one of the mahouts that work there