In Taro, Bali you will find The Elephant Safari Park & Lodge. It’s been an exciting time there because they have just welcomed a baby elephant to their herd. To date the Elephant Safari Park has a herd of 27 rescued elephants, and since 2009, they have been lucky enough to have three babies born in the park. The birth of this baby elephant brings their total Sumatran elephant count to 31 pachyderms. And that’s very exciting for this world famous park.
The baby elephant was born at dawn so the morning at the safari park started off with a buzz. Even excited guests that were staying at the Elephant Safari Park Lodge were lucky enough to be able to get a close up view of the baby’s birth. Now that’s what memories are made of. These guests won’t soon forget their experiences.
The baby elephant was a girl and she was given the Indonesian name of Fajar, which translates to Dawn. The birth was actually quite easy for the elephant’s mother, which was quite surprising for a first time mother. With a loud cry, the mother elephant greeted her baby, after a 22 ½ month gestation. After just one hour, the baby elephant was on her feet, and that was exciting for all the onlookers. This was truly a magical experience.
The baby elephant and the mother elephant can be seen daily at the Elephant Safari Park & Lodge in its open enclosure. You can sit and watch the elephants or you can see them as you pass by on one of the elephant rides.