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First elephant in history of Prague Zoo born

12 February 2013

Prague, Feb 11 (CTK) - The first elephant in the 80-year history of the Prague Zoological Garden was born yesterday, director Miroslav Bobek has told CTK, adding that people will be able to see it on March 30 when a new elephant house will be opened.

"The elephant baby touched the ground at 13:20 for the first time yesterday and it immediately started getting on its feet," Bobek said.

The new arrival is the fourth offspring of cow elephant Donny who came to Prague from Rotterdam last spring.

Breeders from Rotterdam arrived in Prague to watch the birth.

The baby with its mother, older sister Tonya and other elephants now stays now in the new house to be inaugurated at the end of March.

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