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Twin calves were born in the Royal Elephant Kraal Village: Post Image

Chamchuree, a 36-year-old Asian elephant has given birth to twin baby elehpants, a male and female in Ayutthaya in Thailand, an uncommon occurrence for the pachyderm, according to the Phra Kochaban Foundation.

The twins were born on Friday night at the Royal Elephant Kraal Village in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya district, according to foundation president Laithongrian Meephan.

Chamchuree gave birth to a male calf weighing roughly 80 kilogrammes before giving birth to a female calf weighing 60 kilogrammes, much to the astonishment and delight of the caregivers, he said.

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Elephant Gives Birth to Twins in Ayutthaya, Thailand

The twin calves are the kraal’s 94th and 95th births in 27 years, and their father is a 29-year-old elephant named Siam. Mr Laithongrian stated that he had witnessed twin births, but the calves were typically of the same gender.

Twins of different sexes were uncommon, he noted, and Chamchuree’s calves could be the world’s first twin Asian elephants of different sexes. According to Mr Laithongrian, a mahout was hurt while assisting Chamchuree with the birth and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, a team of wildlife and park officials in Kanchanaburi has initiated a mission to find a sick female elephant named Soithong and offer medical care.

According to local officials, the 15-year-old wild elephant has a swollen left cheek that requires examination and treatment, and the team is currently seeking for the animal to provide her with the necessary care. The elephant, who gave birth to a male calf two years ago, was discovered with the injuries around a month ago as she ventured near the village.

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Twin Elephants Rare

Authorities were notified, and a specialized team was assembled to find and treat the elephant. It is unknown what level of success they are experiencing.

Twin elephants are unusual and fascinating. Twin births in the wild are rare among these huge mammals, occurring in less than 1% of occurrences. When twins do appear, it’s a sight to see.

These baby elephants grow up together, developing a unique bond. They share everything, from food to the safety of their mother and herd. The twin calves are especially popular among researchers and nature enthusiasts. They provide a unique insight into elephant family dynamics and survival methods.

Twins frequently have a difficult start because of the additional demands placed on their mother. However, if they make it past the early stages, their chances of success improve. These twins represent both the hardships and wonders of nature, making them a source of ongoing fascination and appreciation.

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