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In a zoo in Sydney pregnant young elephant

February 15 2008

In the zoo, Sydney 9-year-old elephant awaits offspring. According to experts, is a young animal, her pregnancy may be compared with the pregnancy 12-year-old girl.

As reported by BBC, elephant named Song Di was the first elephant in Australia, the fruit conceived in captivity and, as scientists say, if the birth of the baby will be successful, it would be a "historic event".

However, the young elephant's pregnancy provoked outrage from animal rights defenders. They believe that Song Dee because of their age can not be pregnant, and zoo staff, because of what happened, did irresponsible. "This is the same as that to allow his 12-year-old daughter is pregnant," - said Erik Martin of the International Fund for assistance animals (International Fund of Animal Welfare, IFAW). In the IFAW insist that the young elephants can be at least age 11, and in no case junior.

A senior zoo keeper Lucy Melo said: "We consulted with experts in the issue of breeding elephants. They came here, examined the animals and said that all the elephants are ready to breed, including Song Di," says RBC.

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