Rare: Elephant puts twins into the world

For the first time in 80 years, an elephant has created twins in Sri Lanka. The 25-year-old elephant Surangi gave birth to two male elephants on Tuesday, who are in good health. The mother also makes up for it.

The baby news comes from the mountains of central Sri Lanka, where the mother elephant lives in an orphan shelter. The father is 17-year-old elephant Pandu. Video footage shows that the newborn animals eat leaves under the watchful eye of their mother. The park hasnt made any names of the animals known yet.

According to experts, twins were last born on the island in 1941, while the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where the animals live, is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country. Sri Lanka still lives around 7500 wild elephants.

In 2010, twins were born in Thailand. Even then it was two males.