The birth of a baby elephant is such a exciting to all elephant members of their herd. The baby elephant is in the midst of an elephant herd to be cared for and protected from other members. Afterward, elephants will explore a new member, and female elephants between the ages of 2 – 12 years old will pay special attention to baby elephants. Moreover, The female elephant has a task like a mother or a babysitter which they have responsibility for playing and taking care of new members.
After a few hours of birth, the baby elephant will be able to stand up and walk immediately, but it has to take about 3 months to walk on its own without any help. Baby elephants must have to consume milk for at least 3 years which mother’s milk has high nutrients and low fat only 0.63 – 6.2%. Besides, when an elephant at the age of 9 months, their food will consist of 40% of leaves which they can learn how to eat from their mother and other elephants.
Baby elephants will only see a little when they are born and will be visible over time as same as other animals.Baby elephants can use their senses to be aware of their surrounding environments. Elephants need learning and development which they will be able to begin to pick up small items at the age of 6 months.