“We are really proud” ❤️❤️❤️
Nearly 1,600 elephants roam free in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park with their families and companions.
However, one family recently received some very special new infants. They’re so uncommon that the park hasn’t seen anything like this since 1980.
The calves, a boy and a girl, were delivered at the end of May to Paru, a 38-year-old female. She’s part of a 40-person family, and everyone has pitched in to assist care for the new babies, including the older sister.
The calves, now two months old, are continuing to defy the odds. According to research, mother elephants have a less than 1% chance of giving birth to twins. If they are born, one of them will almost certainly die soon after.
So far, the calves have done exceptionally well, never leaving Mom or the rest of the family. They’re also in the ideal possible location for safety; in the national park, local residents and rangers work together to safeguard the animals from the all-too-common threat of poaching.
Thankfully, these pups are allowed to roam in the wild, where they belong, but they are never far from rangers in case they want assistance.
And the rangers, who consider the elephants to be family, are ecstatic to watch the twins grow up.
Kenneth Ole Nashu, a senior park warden, told ODN, “This is a highly unique scenario in terms of conservation, particularly in the elephant population.” “We are extremely proud, and we are currently checking the newborns to ensure that they are in good health.”