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Baby elephant makes zoo debut

Baby elephant makes zoo debut
An unnamed baby elephant calf rests alongside his mother at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. (Getty Images)
Baby elephant makes zoo debut
The baby was born on July 4. He is expected to stay inside the heated barn until ready to be released into the zoo's Wild Asia display. (Getty Images)
Baby elephant makes zoo debut
He is tiny compared to his mother, Thong Dee. (Getty Images)
Baby elephant makes zoo debut
The baby is feeding well, zoo officials say. He is expected to suckle for up to three years, consuming up to 12 litres of milk each day. (Getty Images)
Baby elephant makes zoo debut
There have been more than 2,000 entries via the zoo's website to give the calf a name in keeping with his Thai heritage. (Getty Images)
Baby elephant makes zoo debut
The calf is still quite shy, but is already a hit among Sydney residents. (Getty Images)

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