A 31-year-old elephant at Pongola Game Reserve in South Africa gave birth to a set of twins. Twins occurs in less than 1 percent of elephant births. A Kruger National Park scientist said that it’s also rare that twins survive into adulthood as the increasing demand for milk by two calves cannot be met by one mother. “So a constant watch is being kept on Curve [the mother elephant] and her cute little pachyderm bookends.”
Scientists are keeping a close eye but also keeping their physical distance to avoid “causing any undue stress.” Therefore, they have not been able to determine the sex of the twins.