A Little Prince
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.

He's spending a lot more time with the herd of girls. Porntip the matriarch has taken him under her wing. She’s become very attentive and wants to touch him all over with her trunk.

All four girls follow him around the paddock and Elephant Keeper Gary calls him the Prince as they tag behind him

With all the exploring during the day the calf is getting lots of sleep at night next to mum and chief aunty Tang Mo. The calf and mum are getting over seven hours a night, but Tang Mo is getting a few less hours as she gets up to check on him.

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