BTN Tesso Nilo Thanksgiving name of the new female elephant

TIME.CO, Jakarta – Hall National parks Nile fabric have one elephant New born on August 31, 2023. After officials searched for a name, the baby elephant was finally given the name Kalistha Lestari. This good news was shared on the official BTN Tesso Nilo account on social media.

The Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar, also congratulated the entire troop of BTN Tesso Nilo, including for the dedication of the elephant mahouts/trainers. “Hold Kalistha Lestari. Greetings to Domang. Take care of all our elephants,” Siti wrote.

The Thanksgiving event was accompanied by a tumpengan. The farmers also hope that with the birth of this baby elephant, the habitat will be better protected and the forest will be sustainable. Yellow rice tumpengs are seen for the mahouts, while various fruits are available for the elephants.

Previously, the head of the Tesso Nilo National Park Office, KLHK, Heru Sutmantoro, announced the birth of the baby elephant. “A Sumatran elephant calf (Elephas maximus sumatrensis) was born to a mother elephant named Lisa (41 years old),” she said in a statement Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023.

This elephant calf was born on Thursday at 05:00 WIB in the SPTN camp of Region I Lubung Kembang Bunga Tesso Nilo National Park Hall (TNTN) of Lubuk Kembang Bungo village, Ukui district, Pelalawan regency, Riau province.


This female elephant is the fourth daughter of elephant Lisa, born in the TNTN Elephants Flying Squad camp, as a result of breeding with wild elephants. Previously, elephant Lisa gave birth to three baby elephants named Imbo, Rimbani and Ryu.

The birth process went normally with the mother and baby in good health. To confirm the condition of both, the medical team from the Riau Natural Resources Conservation Center (BBKSDA) carried out a thorough medical examination.

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