I Would Adopt A Baby Elephant

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    More Than Just Mumbo Jumbo

    Taking the family from one place to another is often fraught with debate about which route to take. And it is no different for elephants on the move. Researches involved in a 40-year study have concluded that pachyderms enjoy a social system and display behaviour patterns similar...
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    Jun 18, 2011

    We Have A Name For Our Baby.

    Victoria's baby Thai elephant has a name... 23,000 people voted and "MALI" won, it's meaning is Jasmine, a popular Thai flower. She has added 50kg since birth, she is now 167kilo of fun. She drinks 14 litres of milk a day. I still say she could fit in my backyard...
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2010

    What's Wrong With Us?

    By now you must know I'm besotted by this baby elephant!!This is what the baby elephant did on its first day of life. Most human babies would take almost a year to reach all these milestones.1.10am: Born1.17am: home-made walking harness fitted.1.18am: walks with keepers' help.1...
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2010

    Little Fella To Get A Manly Name!!

    He's undoubtedly cute, but is Melbourne's new baby elephant best described as brave, audacious or mythical? Herald Sun readers can choose between five masculine Thai names: Kla Han (very brave) Han (audacious) Erawan (mythical elephant) Charong (victorious male) Ongard (brave...
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    4 Responses Sep 30, 2010

    Bub Likes Room Service

    It seems Melbourne Zoo's elephant calf likes her greens as she spends quiet time with her mother, Dokkoon, after a difficult birth.While the new born is active, it is a critical time so staff are keeping a keen watch.As yet she has not been named. As she will be stuck with her...
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    5 Responses Jan 20, 2010

    A Little Guy With A Big Future

    Baby steps were the order of the day as Melbourne Zoo's newest attraction made his public debut yesterday. He toddled about his enclosure with Mum, Kulab and aunt Num-oi, always close by to catch him when a clumsy step carried him off balance or he ventured too close to the...
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    5 Responses Sep 14, 2010

    Mum And " Little Man"

    His nickname maybe 'little man'  -  but this pampered pachyderm is anything but. While they draw in the cuteness stakes, the newcomer is beating half-sister Mali on the scales. Born last Friday, he is already weighing a hefty 143kg.... Mali weighed about 112kg at the...
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    5 Responses Sep 22, 2010

    Happy Birthday Mali.. 2 Years Old!!

    Our Mali turns 2 today, 16th Jan. Being a baby means young Mali loves nothing more than playing with water on a hot day.[33C] It's a jumbo job, but someone's got to pour pails of water on Melbournes Zoo's elephants when the mercury climbs.
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    Jan 15, 2012

    Up-date On Mali...

    Life's a ball for Mali, our baby elephant who turned six months old on Friday. The milestone was celebrated at the Melbourne Zoo, where Mali has been one of the most popular attractions since she was born. Now tipping the scales at 335kg. Mali has almost tripled her birth...
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2010

    Hatari!

    I love all the baby elephant scenes in that movie!
    taddeebar taddeebar
    36-40, M
    Oct 24, 2010

    Hi... My Names Sanook.

    The Melbourne Zoo's latest addition, has something to trumpet about, the playful and cheeky elephant is excited--- he has a new name. SANOOK which means fun-loving and cheerful, more than 4000 Victorians voted in the naming competition. (I personally liked "Dougie", he was...
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2013

    It's A Boy......

    Num-oi, finally after 22 months has given birth to a boy, she was in labour for 4 days. He is a 131kg bundle of jumbo joy. He was doing the baby elephant walk within minutes. Sister Mali had her third birthday on Saturday 16th, and this new brother was born on the 17th. All is...
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    Jan 19, 2013

    Another Delivery Soon.

    As it nears Marli's birthday Melbourne Zoo, here in Victoria, Australia, they are preparing for a nother new arrival, Num-Oi, is just weeks away from giving birth.. She,is the youngest adult elephant, and has been carrying her baby for 22 months. Now I know why it's great to...
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    Jan 8, 2013

    Now Hear This.. The Baby's Coming

    Mali is going to have a playmate next month!! Pregnant mum Kulab has been getting a work-out ahead of the birth of her calf next month. The Asian elephant is being put through an intensive exercise regime to keep her weight gain within a healthy range. delivering a calf that...
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2010

    Don't Ask Me Where I'll Put It, But I'm Sure With The Packing An All, It's Trunk Would Come In Handy Lol

    I tried saving the whales by collecting a whole set, but they took up too much space in my bathtub. I think I'll try elephants next, it's what I see when I look in the mirror anyway. I wonder how many of them I could fit in a shopping trolley when I go supermarket shopping...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 24, 2010

    Mali... Happy Birthday

    She has certainly grown over the last 12 months, and so much has happened with a little brother to play with, but she is still the Princess of the family!!! HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY MALI... HAVE FUN EATING THE BIRTHDAY CAKE AND OPENING YOUR PRESSY.
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2011

    A boisterous boy elephant was born around 2.

    40am, after her mum, Dokkoon,went into labour after midnight, the calf weighting 131kg, was bright eyed, while slightly wobbly on his feet, was standing within minutes with the help of keepers, who supported him in a harness.. He suckled for the first time shortly after 7am...
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    Dec 9, 2013

    Hi

    i love baby elephants cause a did not get too see one in my hole life but i got to see a old one
    jillianalexander jillianalexander
    22-25
    Apr 30, 2011

    Zoo Branches Out.

    Reported in Melbourne Herald Sun. Tree prunings will be collected from inner-city homes and fed to Melbourne Zoo's elephants under a new recycling plan. The Parkville zoo is offering to send horticulturlists to properties where branches and plants have been recently removed to...
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    Jul 19, 2011

    Our New Baby Elephant Has Arrived....

    UPDATE 3.42pm: MELBOURNE Zoo is celebrating the birth of its first male Asian elephant after a long, difficult labour. Kulab gave birth to the 142kg calf this morning, after a labour that had Melbourne Zoo staff worried for both mum and baby. The baby was stuck in the birth...
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    3 Responses Sep 10, 2010

    The following is an extract from The Herald Sun.

    ...... My heart is heavy ....... THE death of Melbourne Zoo's baby elephant Sanook appears to be the result of a tragic accident. Melbourne Zoo director Kevin Tanner said CCTV footage last night showed Sanook getting stuck in a large suspended tyre he was playing in at 7pm...
    sharossody sharossody
    70+, F
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2013
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