After park staff had patiently waited and monitored 17-year-old pregnant elephant Pang Ploy for nearly a month, she finally gave birth to the park's 76th elephant at 6.30am. The happy event was recorded on video and a clip posted on Thai social media.
Plai Nammon –the fourth elephant born at the park in 40 years, was welcomed with a traditional blessing ritual performed by Wat Samakkheebanphot abbot Phra Khru Kasemkittisopon. The name Nammon means holy water.
Pang Ploy had mated with 35-year-old Plai Bird since July 6, 2015, and began to show signs of advanced pregnancy earlier this month.
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