Meet the Night Safari's new baby elephant
The first elephant calf in six years to be born in the Night Safari made her public debut on Tuesday (June 28).
The two-month old Asian elephant is yet unnamed as zookeepers are waiting for her personality to fully develop before giving her a name that suits her.
The calf was born three months premature as an elephant's usual gestation is about 22 months.
Despite that, Mr Novendran Suppiah, the deputy head keeper of the Asian elephants, said the calf is normal and growing healthily.
Before being moved to the Night Safari's Asian elephants exhibit, she was being taken care of in a stable.
Strangely, the calf is closer to her aunt, Tun, instead of her own mother, Sri Nandong.
Mr Novendran, 43, said: "The aunt moves around, teaches her how to use the trunk and how to play."
Being a playful and active young elephant, she loves to play in the water and run around, disturbing her other aunts.
The young baby can only drink milk from her mother and will only be able to eat foods such as fruits when she is three to four months old. She would be considered a teenager at the age of one and an adult by the age of four.
There are only 40,000 to 50,000 Asian elephants in the wild and the Night Safari's latest addition will be an ambassador to raise awareness for this endangered species.