A baby elephant is called a calf. Baby elephants usually weigh about 200 pounds at birth and stand up to 3 feet tall.
Adult female elephants live in a group, called a herd. Male elephants rarely live in herds; usually they are solitary animals. If they are part of a herd, it is with other males.
Calves depend almost entirely on their mothers and other herd members. Male elephants do not help raise their young. Baby elephants gain 2 to 3 pounds a day during their first year and nurse until they are 2 or 3 years old.
Baby elephants spend much of their time practicing how to walk, flare their ears and use their trunks.