Marking a first, a pair of elephant calves feeding from the same mother has been spotted in Sri Lanka. The rare sighting has now prompted officials to speculate if they were both twins.
According to reports, the calves, which researchers believe could be three to four weeks old, were spotted grazing with other tuskers in Minneriya Sanctuary, in north-central part of Sri Lanka.
Tharaka Prasad, director-general of department of wildlife conservation said that after observing the pair from a distance, the officials were confident enough to say that they were twins.
Another evidence of them being twins comes from renowned conservationist Sumith Pilapitiya who photographed feeding them from their mother. According to reports, the forest rangers were currently conducting a DNA test on herd’s dung to confirm the fact.
If confirmed, this would be the first time that elephant twins had been spotted in Sri Lanka along with their mother.