While we thought that Anna Paquin would be the first one to welcome a baby during True Blood’s hiatus, both Alexander Skarsgard and Kristin Bauer van Straten beat her to the punch!

Although in Kristin’s case, the baby wasn’t human — it was an elephant!

While filming her anti-poaching documentary, Out for Africa, Kris has been taking a lot of photos, sharing them on the van Straten’s Facebook page and her Twitter feed.

Credit: Facebook Photo: Kristin Bauer van Straten and a Baby Elephant in Africa on Aug. 26, 2012

On Aug. 26, she posted the photo to the left, writing, “Me and a baby elephant... What do you think, should I bring him home with me?”

We think this little guy is adorable, and everything Kristin is doing to help save him and his elephant family is incredible. 

In addition to the successful Kickstarter campaign that recently ended, Kristin is also auctioning off a signed True Blood pilot script, autographed by creator Alan Ball and 14 cast members! The auction ends in nine days, and the script is already at more than $1000 on eBay!

You can check out more of Kristin’s gorgeous photos on Facebook, as well as keep updated about Out for Africa