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Aceh elephant gives birth to female calf, netizens encouraged to vote on name

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Jakarta   /   Thu, July 25, 2019   /   10:14 am
Aceh elephant gives birth to female calf, netizens encouraged to vote on name An elephant named Suci, 30, walks with her newborn calf in the Alue Kuyun Conservation Response Unit (CRU) in West Aceh regency, on Wednesday. (Via kompas.com/BKSDA Aceh)

A wild elephant captured by the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) in the mountains of Ulee Glee, Pidie Jaya, Aceh in 1994, gave birth to a female calf at 7 a.m. on Wednesday. 

The Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation Directorate General (KSDAE) encouraged netizens to vote for the elephant calf’s name.

The now-tame elephant Suci gave birth at the Alue Kuyun Conservation Response Unit (CRU) in West Aceh regency. The calf is in a healthy and normal condition, weighs 70 kilograms, stands 90 centimeters tall and has a length of 100 cm.

According to Aceh BKSDA head Sapto Aji, the calf is Suci's second-born. “The first calf, Rosa, also a female, was born in 2014 but later died.” he said as quoted by kompas.com.

To check on the calf’s condition, Aceh BKSDA sent a joint team of veterinarians to Alue Kuyun’s CRU.

Currently, Suci’s second-born is still nameless, but the KSDAE director general Wiratno has suggested two names for her, Cut Nyak and Boni. 

Sapto said the two names would be announced through social media to be voted on by netizens for a two-day period. The name with the most votes will be given to the calf. (dmy)