Twin baby elephants were born in an elephant orphanage home in Sri Lanka. Since its conception, the orphanage has been dedicated to caring for injured and abandoned elephants.
Cases of elephants giving birth to twins aren’t unheard of, but it is extremely rare. Approximately 1% of elephants births are twins. The mother was given extra care when the staff found out she was pregnant with twins.
Thanks to the special care she was given, the calves were born very healthy. They are both males, and four months later, everyone at the orphanage loves them dearly.
The twins love to play with each other, and they are starting to learn how to use their trunks to eat leaves and grass. Baby elephants drink an average of 10 liters a day.
When they learn how to use their trunks, they are weaned off milk. At around two years old, they will stop drinking milk altogether.
Elephant mothers are very protective of their babies, but this mother trusts the orphanage staff with her twins. The twins are familiar with everyone, and they love all the attention they receive.
When the twins are old enough and deemed ready, they will be released into the wild. For now, they will be taken care of by the loving people of the orphanage.