AEST 11:51, Mon Dec 9 2013
The Melbourne Zoo has welcomed the arrival of a 131kg baby elephant.
Asian elephant Dokkoon gave birth to the bright-eyed male calf at 2.40am (NZDT 4.40am) after going into labour shortly after midnight.
He was on his feet within a few minutes with the help of the zoo keepers and is said to be in good health.
The calf is baby number two for Dokkoon - who provided the zoo its first calf Mali in 2010 - making her the only elephant in Australia to give birth twice.
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The first photo taken of the calf taken moments after it was born.