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Must See: Rare elephant twins have just been born in Kenya

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A rare occurrence has happened in Kenya. An elephant has given birth to twins and the world cannot get enough! The elephant twins are the cutest!

 

The Elephant Garden Facebook page has been sharing images of elephant twins that were born in Kenya. The rare occurrence has people smiling from ear to ear!

The twins live at the Amboseli National Park in Kenya where nearly 1,600 elephants roam free with their families and friends. They’re so rare, in fact, that the park hasn’t seen this since the 1980’s.

“The twins (a boy and a girl) are part of the PA family and are doing great at almost 3 months old now. They are born in a wonderful green season with plenty of food, so they have a great start in life. Here they are together with their older sister who is acting as a caring allomother.” – Elephant Garden

Their mother is a 38-year-old female named Paru. She’s part of a 40-member family, all of whom have been pitching in to take care of the delightful twins.

According to the Dodo, research says that there is less than a 1% chance of birthing twins and even if successful, it is highly likely one or both will die shortly after birth. Thankfully these two have already reached the age of 3-months and were born during a good time of year.

“This is a very unique scenario in terms of conservation, particularly in the elephant population,” Kenneth Ole Nashu, a senior park warden

 “We are really proud, and we are now monitoring [to ensure] that the babies are in quite good health.”

The elephants are protected by rangers and are constantly being checked on. These twins should grow to live a fulfilling life out in the wild.

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Sources: The Dodo
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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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