Visitors in Hamburg on Tuesday flocked to the city's zoo to see a baby elephant, born earlier in the morning.
The unnamed cub was born at 6:10 a.m. local time at Hamburg's Hagenbeck Zoo.
The 80 kilogram and 96 centimeter tall elephant was running around the park to explore its new surroundings whilst making a lot of noise.
Zookeepers hoped the baby elephant would prove just as popular as the country's current star attraction, polar bear Knut.
"A baby elephant affects people much more than a polar bear, I must say. He has something special," said Thorsten Koehrmann.
Visitors seemed to agree.
"It makes no difference to us whether we have a baby elephant or a polar bear cub. We are pleased about all animals," said a man who came to see the baby elephant with his child.
Knut is a baby polar bear who has charmed crowds across the Germany and worldwide.
Knut was born on 5 December in Berlin Zoo, and last month it registered the celebrity cub as an official brand, enabling it to make money from the various Knut-themed spin-offs.
Knut has been raised at the zoo since his mother rejected him and his brother, who died shortly after their birth.
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