African elephant mother watches over her newborn calf, Nadirah, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Dec. 20, 2005

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Donna, a 21-year-old African elephant, watches over her calf, Nadirah, 30 hours after birth. Donna and the calf are bonding and should be introduced to the rest of the herd sometime in the next few weeks.

BIG BUNDLE OF JOY — Donna, a 21-year-old African elephant, watches over her calf, Nadirah, 30 hours after birth. Donna and the calf are bonding and should be introduced to the rest of the herd sometime in the next few weeks. Nadirah, which is an African name for precious and rare, was born early Monday morning after only 16 minutes of labor and weighed a healthy 233 pounds. Soon, guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be able to see Nadirah’s progress on camera monitors at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. (Gene Duncan, photographer)

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