The 6th elephant to arrive at the Conservation Center, Mae Thongkhoun, is 21 months pregnant! That means she will deliver her baby within a month's time, in October 2011! We can't wait to welcome the Center's 7th elephant! Noy will soon have a friend to play with!
Pregnancies in elephants are very hard to detect before they reach a late stage. It is usually around the 16th month of pregnancy that physical signs occur. Elephants commonly give birth at night and are thus difficult to observe at this time when they are kept in nature.