This morning we introduced the calf to one of the aunties, Thong Dee’s best friend, Tang Mo. The introduction went really really well. Tang Mo is being very protective of the calf already.
Thong Dee shelters the calf under her belly and Thong Dee and Tang Mo stick together to lookout for him.
It is very sweet to watch Tang Mo supporting Thong Dee so she can get some time to herself.
The little calf has been lying down to have a rest and I watched Thong Dee circle around her a few times as she tried to work out how to help the calf stand up. Tang Mo stepped in to help and showed mum how to help him stand, lifting him gently to his feet with her trunk.
-Kat (Elephant Keeper)
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