Baby elephant under treatment in BBP

Baby elephant under treatment in BBP

A team of veterinarians from Bannerghatta Biological Park and Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary Biologicals are helping a five-day-old elephant calf stand on all her four limbs. Born preterm with swollen limbs, the baby elephant could not balance her weight and had poor suckling reflexes, according to veterinarians. On Wednesday, it was found that the calf had a fractured leg. A splint has been inserted and her leg has been plastered.  

The yet to be named calf was born on November 25 to Lakshmi (25) who is also under treatment for  poorly developed mammary glands.The calf is being fed with colostrum, the first milk that is rich in nutrients and antibodies.  Veterinarians are also taking help of another  lactating mother elephant to feed the calf. BBP houses 21 camp elephants. With this calf, the population increases to 22.

BBP is also looking for a name for the newborn calf and asked people to suggest names for the recovering calf.

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