The excitement continues at Dublin Zoo with the announcement of the arrival of a second Asian elephant calf this week.

The healthy male calf was born to mother Anak at 6.24am on Tuesday 19th August weighing in at 70kg.

The calf, which is yet to be named, will join the rest of the herd – Bernhardine, Asha, Yasmin and her new calf which was born last month, mum Anak and Dad Upali in the Kaziranga Forest Trail at Dublin Zoo which is sponsored by The Natural Confectionery Company.

Paul O’Donoghue, assistant director at Dublin Zoo said, “It is amazing for us to be able to announce the birth of two Asian elephants in the space of six weeks.  The calf is doing well and is being watched carefully by his mum Anak and the rest of the herd. As a first time mother, Anak has bonded very well with the calf, with the help of the family unit."

Visitors can see Upali, Bernhardine, Asha and Anak and Yasmin with their new calves at the Kaziranga Forest Trail daily.