Name baby elephant born in Dudhwa & win gift

Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 8 (IANS): An elephant calf was welcomed in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve and DTR officials welcome suggestion for her name.

The calf was born on February 3, more than two years after 10 elephants were translocated from Karnataka to Dudhwa tiger reserve's South Sonaripur range. The Dudhwa forest staff are ecstatic with the new arrival and are getting ready to name the calf born to 'Teresa'.

The birth is a sign that these pachyderms have finally settled in their new environs.

The Dudhwa staff said that elephants have acclimatized to different weather, food conditions and have even learnt to respond to commands in Hindi, instead of Kannada.

Officials have invited suggestions for the new born's name from tourists and wildlife enthusiasts. A surprise gift is being offered for the best name suggested.

DTR's Field Director Sanjay Pathak, said, "Anyone can suggest a name for this calf. Our veterinarian is keeping a constant eye of the condition of the new born and its mother. All the facilities needed are being provided,"

Teresa is the first cow to conceive after the translocation in May 2018.

Last year, a wild bull elephant who had gone 'musth' came near the camp searching for a mate. Teresa was released and returned after four days.

During the pregnancy, Teresa was given best possible care as elephants' gestation period lasts between 18-22 months, the longest among all mammals, the official added.


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  • Ganguboyina Nagamani, Chodavaram.visakhapatnam district

    Mon, Feb 08 2021

    The new born elephant name is iRA

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  • Parminder, Hyderabad

    Mon, Feb 08 2021

    Name it. Baby elephant as : kaasi It word of Lord shiva nagri, purest n holy place.. So this baby would be the loving n purest animal.. In coming times.. JAI HIND.

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  • Riddhi Mishra, Gurgaon, Haryana, Sector-9, Address- 472( 2nd floor )

    Mon, Feb 08 2021

    Good morning respected Sir/Ma'am I am Riddhi Mishra from Gurgaon, Haryana. I am 13years old. I want the baby elephant's name as Olu as it means god in every religion and it sounds a little cute also.

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  • santan alex fernandes, pune maharashtra ahwalwadi wagholi.

    Mon, Feb 08 2021

    dear sir. very goodmorning. please take care and save the anmials as we are help by own to streetdogs in our area, i would like to keep his name as GAURI.

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