A boy and a girl, the calves were born at the end of May to a 38-year-old female named Paru. She’s part of a 40-member family — and everyone, including the new babies’ big sister, has been pitching in to help look after them.
Now 2 months old, the calves are continuing to defy the odds. Research suggests there is a less than 1 percent chance that mother elephants will give birth to twins. If they are born, it’s very likely one will die shortly after birth.