Meet the world’s first ever male twin elephants

Thong-Kum and Thong-TangThong-Kum and Thong-Tang, who were born in Thailand just two hours apart, are believed to be the first set of male twin elephants in the world.

Twin elephants have occurred previously in South Africa in 2005, Nepal in 2009 and once before in Thailand in 1993 but their survival rates are very low.

Being the first male twins though, they are thought to be very special and one onlooker travelled from another local town just to see the event.

Elephants in Thailand are a national symbol but are drastically declining in population.

There are only around 4,000 left in the country today.