Well there are a number of topics dedicated to other species, so why not make one for one of Europe's largest animals? I'll start off the topic with some of the current items of interest. Currently there are ten confirmed pregnant cows: Aye Chan May at Pairi Daiza due end 2018 (sire Po Chin) Donna at Whipsnade due? (sire Rajah) Farina at Pairi Daiza due 2019 (sire most likely Po Chin, small possibility Chamundi) Hoa at Leipzig due early 2019 (sire most likely Naing Thein, small possibility Voi Nam) Lai Sinh at Hagenbecks due end 2018 (sire Gajendra) Ma Ya Yee at Emmen due mid 2018 (sire Mekong) Shila at Hagenbecks due mid 2018 (sire Gajendra) Thia Hi Way at Chester due 2019 (sire Aung Bo) There have been a number of successful births in the past year, the population is growing at a tremendous rate, with many second and third generation births, and even a smattering of fourth generation animals! (in order from end of March 2017 to April of 2018) bull born to Sang Raja and Malar at Colonge(second gen) cow to Upali and Berhnadine at Dublin (third gen) cow to Valentino and Cynthia at Madrid (second gen) cow to Maurice and Indra at Amersfoort (third gen) cow to Nikolai and Sayang at Hannover (second gen) bull to Chieng Mai and Kungrao at Copenhagen (first gen) bull to Upali and Yasmin at Dublin (third gen) bull to Sang Raja and Tong Koon at Colonge (second gen) bull to Pamir and Pepita at Moscow (first gen) bull to Ankhor and Douanita at Osnabrck (first gen) bull to Calvin and Vishesh at Ostrava (third gen) bull to Po Chin and Hhaing Hnin Hnin at Pairi Daiza (third gen) bull to Maurice and Kina at Amersfoort (fourth gen) bull to Assam and Angele at Budapest (third gen) cow to Chang and May Tagu at Plankendael (third gen) cow to Chang and Kai Mook at Plankendael (third gen) bull to Upali and Anak at Dublin (fourth gen) cow to Sibu and Htoo Yin Aye at Dierenrijkt (third gen) bull to Mekong and Mingalar Oo at Emmen (second gen) bull to Chang and Khaing Phyo Phyo at Plankendael (second gen) That is a whopping 20 living calves born in a years time! Sadly, it is decidedly more bull shifted. There were also three calves that died shortly after birth, these were: bull to Sang Raja and Kreeblamduan (second gen) cow to Gajendra and Salvana (second gen) unknown to Tonsak and Bua (first gen) (I believe this one was stillborn) There are a number of facilities that have had bulls transferred within the past 1-3 years, and some facilities due for a new breeding bull, and yet more with females that, while not confirmed, are more than likely due to calf this year following past history, and these combined are sure to make sure for a very interesting 2018 season for asian elephants in Europe!