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Rare elephant twins seen in Tanzania


Rare elephant twins seen in Tanzania Today’s Video of the Day comes from the Wildlife Conservation Society and features a look at a rare pair of elephant twins spotted in Tanzania.

The twin elephant calves were identified by a team of researchers who have been studying Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park for the past 25 years.

The twins, one male and one female, are said to be doing well and are approximately eight months old. In Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park, an elephant herd has recently been blessed with a unique duo – twin calves named “Elon Tusk” and “Emma.” Twins are an extremely rare phenomenon among African elephants, accounting for a mere one percent of births. The pair of elephants spotted in Sri Lanka are not the first recorded twin elephants.

In 2018, rare twin elephants were born in Kenya at the Amboseli National Park, a 392 square kilometer National Park located 240 kilometers southeast of Nairobi. It is 200 kilometers northeast of Colombo, grazing with a herd of almost a dozen elephants. On Wednesday, July 8, a pair of baby elephants were spotted in the Sri Lankan national park, and officials speculate that they are a rare set of twins. They estimate that the young tuskers are three to four weeks old. Rare elephant twins seen in Tanzania as seen above in video shows A rare pair of twin elephant calves has been born in the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, raising hopes of conservationists on the future of the country’s endangered elephant population.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: WCS Tanzania Program

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