Rajan is one of the few salt water swimming elephants on Earth. He lives in the Andaman Islands with his mahout, or caretaker. He and many others were once employed to swim logs from the outer islands for the logging industry. He is now the only survivor of that group.
After a gestation period of 631 days (21 months), it only took a grand total of two minutes for the delivery of Artis Zoo’s new Asian Elephant calf! New mom, Thong Tai, welcomed the quick arrival of her new baby on October 16