Today we weighed the calf with Porntip's help . The mother and calf hopped up onto the scales together and we then encouraged Porntip off so we could get a reading on his weight – 116 kilos! We knew he was a stocky little calf, but that’s an extra 20 kilos on Luk Chai’s birth weight.
We still can’t get over how strong the calf is considering all that he has been through. For the first time today he’s now able to lie down and stand up without our help.
When he nurses from mum, he bends is hind legs as if trying to stand on the tippy toes of his front feet because he’s only just tall enough to suckle. Whenever he suckles Porntip stands perfectly still.