Newborn Asian Elephant Is Named In Honor Of 90-Year-Old British Queen

These gorgeous creatures are classified as endangered

A new addition to their animal family
Newborn animals are always the absolute cutest, no matter how big they are.

A perfect example? Elephants! Despite their size when they’re born, they are still just as adorable as the tiniest of newborn animals, like these teeny baby hummingbirds.

On June 10th, the Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, welcomed a new addition to their animal family.

Born on the eve of the British queen’s 90th birthday, workers at the zoo decided to name the sweet little elephant Elizabeth. She was born to 17-year old Karishma and joins a herd of 10 Asian elephants that currently live at the 600-acre zoo.

Because these gorgeous creatures are classified as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, it’s wonderful news to have a baby added to their population!

“Our new little girl is obviously a really important part for our herd and our breeding programme,” said Gareth Richardson, the elephant keeper at the zoo.

It’s such great news all around and we can imagine that little Elizabeth will be spoiled rotten — she is royalty, of course!


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