Today (28/2) the owner of the Kinnari Elephant Camp in Rawai noticed the birth of a baby elephant in this camp. The name is Pang Saifon who was born at 1:49 AM. Jirayu Nirunwiroj, a veterinarian of Phuket Livestock Office from Animal Health Development division said the baby weighs 75 kilograms and she is health. “We will raise the baby at the moment as her mother, Pang Gaewta, isn’t raising her. We will give Pang Saifon bottle milk from her mother,” said him.
“Mother’s milk is very important during her first three days. We will try to push Pang Saifon closer to her mother so she can milk directly to her mother,” said Mr Jirayu. “I asked the camp owner to build a new large pen for them,” said him. Pang Gaewta is a very young mother when she was pregnant at 8. Usually elephants are pregnant in the age of 10 or 11.
Sommai Salangam, the owner of Pang Gaewta said it was a big luck that Pang Gaewta became pregnant. “Pang Gaewta mated with a bull elephant, Plai Thongpoon in that day,” said him. “She began crying about 9 PM last night and finally she gave birth at 1:49 AM. It was a heavy rain when Saifon was born. It is why we called it Saifon (falling rain).” The owner of Kinnari Elephant Camp, Jarung Taojan said the coming of Pang Saifon now making this camp has 20 elephants. “First baby elephant in this camp was Plai Peemai. Both Plai Peemai and Pang Saifon have the same father,” said him. People have been filled the camp to see Saifon.
News by Phuket Gazette