Photo credit: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images and Frank Leonhardt/dpa/Corbis

Photo credit: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images and Frank Leonhardt/dpa/Corbis

May 18, 2011 -- An elephant calf made his public debut at Zoo Hellabrunn in Munich, Germany, on May 12, 2011.

Standing more than three feet tall and weighing nearly 260 pounds, the calf was born to 9-year-old first-time mother Temi on May 6.

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Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images and Frank Leonhardt/dpa/Corbis

Temi's pregnancy lasted 670 days, the usual 22-month gestation period for the species. The actual birth took about 20 minutes, according to the zoo.

Elephants in the wild are often assisted during the birthing process by other females of their species and have been known to harm their calves in the frenzy of giving birth. After zookeepers recognized Temi was in labor, they kept close watch on her to ensure her safety and that of the calf.

There were no complications and the baby took his first steps within four minutes.

Mother and baby will be allowed to make short trips outside, weather permitting, to help the zoo's newest resident adjust to the elephant enclosure.

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Content provided by: The Munich Zoo, Tierpark Hellabrunn