In one of the rarest of the rare events of the wild, an elephant twins were born at Bandipur Tiger Reserve. According to wildlife conservationists, this is a first time event in India.
The first photo was clicked by wildlife photographer RK Madhu.
"The baby elephants were discovered by a group of safari goers near the old campus on the Mysuru-Ooty Road, close to the Reception Road," reported Star Of Mysore.
"Twins are rarely encountered in elephant populations and form around only 1 per cent of births. Quite often the mothers do not have enough milk to support two calves," the Star Of Mysore report further added.
"The next few days will be crucial for the survival of the twins," Start Of Mysore reported quoting forest officials at Bandipur.
The officials have hence decided to monitor the mother and her two calves closely.
It may be mentioned here that elephants have the longest pregnancy of any living mammal.
The African elephants are pregnant for an average of 22 months.
The Asian elephants are pregnant for 18 to 22 months.
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