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Baby elephant born in Indonesia (insert your own Henry Mancini reference)

February 11, 2009 | 12:29 pm

A two-day-old Sumatran elephant in Indonesia

The Sumatran elephant, a subspecies of the Asian elephant, is imperiled -- but its numbers (estimated by the World Wildlife Fund to be between 2,440 to 3,350) just got a much-needed, if tiny, boost. 

This little guy is 2 days old and lives in Indonesia's Safari zoo.  While he's sure to grow substantially, Sumatran elephants are the smallest of the Asian elephant subspecies, of which there are four (the others are the Indian elephant, Sri Lankan elephant and Borneo elephant).

More photos after the jump!

A two-day-old Sumatran elephant in Indonesia

A two-day-old Sumatran elephant in Indonesia

A two-day-old Sumatran elephant in Indonesia

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Adi Weda / European Pressphoto Agency

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