Sydney’s ”miracle” Asian elephant calf, born alive two days after he was declared dead in the womb, is the first elephant known to have survived such a protracted and difficult labor.
The doctor had announced the death of the calf after a week of labor in which the baby had been in an ”upside down” position never before seen by vets. He apparently went into a coma for the nine-day ordeal.
The keepers at Taronga Zoo had been amazed the calf was born alive. ”The looks of disbelief on our faces were quite a picture. We couldn’t believe that this could be true.”
He is well on his way to a normal life, having taken his first steps and nursed with his mum.
(READ More in the Sydney Morning Herald) Thanks to Jackie for submitting the link!