Anjalee the elephant arrives in Niue from Auckland

Auckland Zoo's jumbo-sized delivery has touched down in Niue for a three-month quarantine period.

Anjalee the elephant

Anjalee, an eight-year-old Asian elephant, will join the Zoo's 32-year-old female elephant Burma.

She arrived at Auckland International Airport this morning from Colombo, Sri Lanka, before taking off in a New Zealand Defence Force Hercules C-130.

A second elephant will be identified for transfer within a couple of years.