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Your morning adorable: Asian elephant calf at England’s Whipsnade Zoo

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A brand-new Asian elephant calf made her media debut today at the Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, England. The calf was born last Wednesday to mother Kaylee, 27, who has two older daughters. At birth, the baby (who doesn’t have a name yet) weighed over 270 pounds -- on the heavy side for an Asian elephant calf -- and she was on her feet about five minutes after being born.

Elephants have the longest gestation period of any mammal -- almost 22 months. See video of the new calf on the Zoological Society of London’s YouTube channel -- for more photos, click the jump.

-- Lindsay Barnett

1st, 5th photos: Matt Dunham / Associated Press
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th photos: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images


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