Baby elephants on show at Melbourne Zoo

It's time to meet Melbourne Zoo's newest arrivals - three baby Asian elephants.

Melbourne Zoo elephants keeper Jess MacDonald said it was exciting that visitors could now view the multi-generational herd, including the three calves born since November last year.

"This has been years in the planning and it's so special to see this thriving herd here at Melbourne Zoo," Ms MacDonald said.

She said the three calves are already showing their very different personalities.

The newest, a week-old female, was this week named Kati following a online vote.

Kati pronounced car-tee means coconut milk, an ingredient commonly used in Thai cooking.

The name was among a selection provided for voting by the Royal Thai Embassy, Canberra.

All three calves were conceived naturally to sire Luk Chai, who arrived from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in December 2020, and all of the calves are being raised by the entire herd, naturally creating herd cohesion and providing social development.