June 8, 2010– Below are the first pictures of the new baby elephant at the Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE) Elephant Hospital in Lampang, Thailand.

Maenoi, a patient at FAE’s Elephant hospital, went into labor on June 8, 2010 and delivered the male calf at 23:25 p.m. June 8, 2010.

Soraida Salwala, the founder of FAE’s Elephant Hospital, wrote:

MaeNoi (or Noi) was in labour since almost two a.m. on the 8th June and delivered a strong baby boy at 11.25 p.m.
Both are strong and MaeNoi is so protective of her baby since the first minute. We are all very happy.

The baby weighs approx. 80 kg.
height 86 cm
chest 116 cm
body length 110 cm
trunk 31 cm
tail 45 cm

MaeNoi, who came to be treated for bloat on the 11th December, 2009, has delivered a beautiful baby last night. Thank you to everyone for your continued support.

Kindly visit www.elephant-soraida.com for FAE updates and photos can be seen now on twitter.com/soraida_fae


We’ll share more updates as we get them!

-Windy Borman

Director/Producer, The Eyes of Thailand