Tufani – first African elephant calf born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – May 2003

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The first African elephant calf born at Disney's Animal Kingdom
nuzzles elephant manager Pat Maluy.

The first African elephant calf born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
nuzzles elephant manager Pat Maluy. The male calf was born on
Thursday, May 22, 2003, and weighed 296 pounds at birth. It is the
fourth surviving African elephant calf in North America to have
resulted from an artificial insemination procedure. African
elephants are endangered and are difficult to breed.

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