On Tuesday, September 8, 2009, the Bali's Elephant Safari Park welcomed another baby elephant, the third to be born at the zoo in the past 6 months.
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Following a gestation period spanning 21 months, eighteen-year-old "Nicky" gave birth to her bouncing 118 kilogram daughter "Riski." The namesake of a baby elephant that was featured in the documentary "Operation Jumbo"
which was the heart-rending story of how the Elephant Safari Parks
rescued ten elephants from Sumatra. "Riski" was the baby elephants that couldn't come along and subsequently died. In a story that came full circle, "Riski's" Mother was among the group of elephants rescued during "Operation Jumbo."
"This is the culmination of a very successful start to our breeding program that we implemented two years ago" says Park Owner Nigel Mason. "We hope it is also the start of many more years of fruitful breeding that will assure that the endangered Sumatran Elephant will be on this planet for long into the future."Shown on balidiscovery.com is the Park's Co-owner, Made Yanie Mason with the one-day-old "Riski" and its Mother "Nicky."
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