On Wednesday, the Ramat Gan Safari elephant La Petite gave birth to a new baby girl elephant, exactly two months after La Petite’s daughter, La Belle, gave birth to Letangi.
Elephant gestation lasts 22 months. Anyone out there complaining about the 9 month thing – go talk to La Petite and La Belle about feeling bloated…
By the way, La Petite is 28 years of age and her daughter is 7. Newborn doesn’t have a name yet. If you’re so inclined, the safari website will be soliciting suggestions soon.
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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