Rinny tried to free the calf from its amniotic sac, but she couldn't get it done. That's when two zoo staffers stepped in to help.
The first step was to separate mom and calf. After that the two freed the calf from the sac and began mouth to snout rescue.
After a few minutes, the infant was able to breathe on his own.
Dumadi is now walking and swimming and doing just fine. He's named for the Indonesian word meaning "becoming." His birth is the first of his species at the zoo and the first birth in Toyota Elephant Passage.
The entire scene was capture on videotape. You can watch the video above.
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