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WATCH: Two week old elephant calf Nandita

Enjoy this footage captured by Dale Miles

The elephant house at Chester Zoo has been in the spotlight recently with the birth of elephant calf, Nandita Hi Way, on Thursday, August 20.

As the first born at the zoo since 2013, the birth of Asian elephant Nandita is especially important as the species is at extremely high risk of extinction due to habitat loss, poaching for ivory and conflict with humans.

Twelve members of staff from the zoo travelled to Assam in India to work on a zoo project which is helping protect wild elephants and the people who live with them.

The baby elephant (now two weeks old) has been captured on film by Dale Miles along with some of her herd of seven Asian elephants.


David Holmes
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