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It's a boy!
Melbourne Zoo's Asian Elephant Num-Oi has given birth overnight.
Her 22-month pregnancy concluded at 2:50am with the birth of a little boy.
Num-Oi was outdoors in the company of Kulab and her two-year-old calf Ongard. Mali, Dokkoon, and Mek Kapah were nearby and able to see the event taking place.
The newborn is the first calf for Num-Oi, and he is the fourth baby for the Zoo’s fertile bull elephant Bong Su.
According to the keepers and vets, Num-Oi is being a very attentive and supportive first time Mum.
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