The Mason Elephant Park & Lodge welcomed a healthy new baby male elephant born on Tuesday 25th June 2019 at 6.10am. Newly named ARJUNA (who is the third of Pandawa brothers and known to be the most handsome), he was 121 kilo at birth and was standing within 30 minutes and walking within 1.5 hours. He took his first breast milk 4 hours later and is quite tall for a baby Sumatran elephant. He is the newest member of an extremely and critically endangered species, predicted to be extinct in its natural habitat by 2030. His mother is Fatimah, who was rescued as 5 years old. She is 30 years old now and this is her second baby born here at Mason Elephant Park since her arrival. Her first daughter was born 10 years ago and is named Jegeg and is still at the park with her mother. This new birth at Taro is the 5th with 2 more expected in the next 6 to 8 months, as part of the park’s successful natural breeding program which began 10 years ago.

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