An Asian baby Elephant came into the world on the 5th of February 2021, and his name is Rashmi! The Netherlands is still in lockdown but the zoo (Dierenrijk) is ready for whenever they can open up again to show you little Rashmi! Until then, I hope you’ll enjoy this special blog with pictures and a link to the video!

Htoo Yin Ayee gave birth to little Rashmi on the 5th of February 3:30 AM. The zookeepers think he weight 60kilo and was about 101 cm. Did you know baby elephant gain a kilo per week? On average, when fully-grown, males are about 2.75 meters tall at the shoulder and 4 t (4.4 short tons) in weight.


Mommy Htoo Yin Ayee is taking good care of her little son Rashmi. Three years ago I was also in Dierenrijk for a baby elephant. Her name was Jīng (born 2018) and she is a (full) sister of Rashmi. She is very interested in her little brother and would love to play with him, all day long. Ma Palai is the eldest (half)sister in the group and is very sweet for Rashmi. At this moment the park is still closed due to the COVID-19 measures (lockdown).

Sibu is the father of little Rashmi, he was outside at the moment I was making the video. He already proved he can be a nice daddy for kids two years ago when Jīng was born.

I’m very happy I was able to make a video of little Rashmi for my YouTube Channel, you can check it here:

Hope you enjoyed the video and pictures!

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