This week, the Wuppertal Zoo in Germany welcomed its newest addition — a 220-pound African elephant. Baby Uli was born at 3 a.m. after a three-hour labor last Sunday. Elephants have a longer pregnancy than any other mammal, averaging 22 months. His mother, Sabie, carried him for 670 days.
Uli, who stands 3 feet tall, will have a playmate soon, as another elephant at the zoo, Punda, is also expecting a baby. Punda gave birth to Bongi, the first elephant calf born in the Wuppertal Zoo, back in 2005. Since then, the zoo has had several more elephant births including Kibo, Tika and Tamo.
UPDATED | Monday, Jan. 24
Uli’s new half-brother Shavu was born last Thursday. Here is a photo of them on their first get together earlier today!