London - It still has a lot of growing to do – but at just four inches long, this unborn African elephant already has a big place in history.

It is the first elephant to be created by artificial insemination using frozen sperm from a wild male.

Experts at Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria, are hoping the pioneering technique will help them save the endangered species.

The baby’s trunk and large ears, distinctive to African elephants, are already visible on this ultrasound scan taken in April, five months into the 22-month pregnancy. - Daily Mail