Artis zoo's newest baby elephant meets the public

Baby elephant Sanuk, born at the Artis zoo in Amsterdam on Sunday, explored outside for the first time on Thursday afternoon, the zoo said on Twitter.

The baby Asian elephant stayed close to mother Thong Tai and hid under her belly from the rain, a spokesperson for the zoo said to news wire ANP. After some time outside, the mother and calf went back to their enclosure.

The intention is to have Thong Tai and Sanuk spend some time outside, unless the weather is very bad. But visitors can also see mother and daughter inside their enclosure.