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Elephant Blog

Monday 27th July 2009
Thong Dee’s little calf has a name! We’ve named him “Luk Chai”.After going through over 30,000 entires that you all put forward in the naming competition, us keepers decided to go with “Luk Chai”. It’s pronounced Look- Chai.
Sunday 26th July 2009
The calf’s been busy climbing again and has mastered the art of getting over the rocks in the paddock. He’d been practicing last week and now he's got the hang of climbing over them.
Thursday 23rd July 2009
The calf's been busy trying to climb the rocks in the paddock. He's mastered getting on top of the logs and now he's trying the rocks which are as tall as him.
Wednesday 22nd July 2009
We weighed the calf and he's now 116 kilos. So he's putting on around a kilo a day!
Friday 17th July 2009
The calf's getting more and more independent and is starting to spend time on his own in the top paddock.
Thursday 16th July 2009
He's loving his custom made baby elephant pool, which was cut down from a big plastic tank.
Wednesday 15th July 2009
He was weighed again today after a little hike in the lower paddock with his mum and Aunty Tang Mo, keeping up really well.
Tuesday 14th July 2009
The calf's already been out exploring both paddocks and it seems his favourite thing to do is play in the dirt.
Monday 13th July 2009
Our little calf is becoming more adventurous every day and is spending lots of time in the top paddock now.
Sunday 12th July 2009
We weighed the calf again today and he's now 100 kilos. That?s four kilos he's put on in under a week!