Our scale arrived back today and we were finally able to properly weigh Fiela. She came in at 101kg, which means our chubby little baby elephant has gained 19kg since her birth. We have a very happy and proud team today.
On average, African elephants weigh about 91kg at birth. Fiela was slightly under that, but not alarmingly so. She was strong and healthy from the start, and has just grown stronger, healthier and bigger since then!