Asian elephant baby named 'Guo Qing' born ahead of National Day

The Asian elephant family at Kunming Zoo in southwest China's Yunnan Province has welcomed its newest member. Officials have named the male calf "Guo Qing" (National Day), as he was born on September 28, two days before the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Both the mother and baby are in good health, and staff are monitoring them in temporary seclusion from visitors.

The mother of the elephant calf is a 17-year-old Asian elephant living in Kunming Zoo, known as Kun Kun. "Guo Qing" is her first child.

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