News of: Wednesday, August 03 2005,

First elephant ever born in Amsterdam zoo Artis

Yesterday evening the first elephant baby ever was born in Amsterdam's Zoo, Artis.

The baby, probably a girl, was born at 22.22 (10.22 pm) in the evening.
It is the first elephant ever born in Artis.

At this point, the baby can only be seen through the monitoring camera.
If nothing happens, mother and baby can be visited on Thursday, between 11am and 1pm, and between 3pm and 5pm.

Should you want to visit, Artis predicts a busy afternoon, and recommends everyone to go there by public transport.
Artis is located in the east part of the centre, the entrance is at Plantage Kerklaan 38-40.
From Central Station you can take tram 9. From Leidseplein you can take tram 10, which stops at the back side of Artis, at Alexanderplein.