The Royal Elephant Kraal is committed to breeding as many babies as possible. We have had 67 successful births since 2000 - with more on the way. Right now we have many mothers with babies. You can play with them. If you havent seen a baby elephant, you will fall in love when you do. By actually spending time with them you will discover how individual they are. They form their own personalities very quickly and it is fun and fascinating watching them play together whilst their mothers try to keep them in line.
Only with more births than deaths can we ensure the survival of the species. The incredible success of the captive breeding program is based on the simple fact that healthy, happy elephants breed. Our elephants enjoy the highest standard of care and we aim to serve as a model for other working elephant camps.
Come and play with me
Only at night will get to see and hear the snoring of babies cuddled up to their mums asleep. One of the most special sights you will have the privelege to see.
Just born, Bompet looks for mums milk
For more information and photos on individual births at the Royal Elephant Kraal village check out the other Elephant Nursery pages (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)