A one-day-old Asian elephant female calf lies between her mothers legs in her enclosure at Chester Zoo, in Chester, north-west England, on January 24, 2011. The unnamed newborn calf is the second baby elephant born at the zoo in the past six months. By Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images.

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