Tehran (IP) - The director of Tehran Zoo announced the birth of an elephant for the first time in Iran.

Iran PressIran news: Parviz Qandali, Director of Tehran Zoo, said: "Today (Saturday), Eram Sabz Zoo witnessed the first birth of an elephant in Iran's history."

Qandali added: "The newborn elephant is female and is in perfect health condition with its mother."

Parviz Qandali also said: "Elephants have been taken care of by the experts of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) during a complete day (24 hours). A guide has been introduced to the Tehran Zoo by EAZA as well."

The director of Eram Sabz Zoo said: "The mother and baby elephants are kept in quarantine under special conditions."


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