Tag: elephants

Aug 27, 2014

This Rescued Elephant Playing with Ribbon is the Best Thing You’ll See Today

This Rescued Elephant Playing with Ribbon is the Best Thing You’ll See Today

Watch rescued elephant Faa Mai play with an elastic ribbon at the Elephant Nature Park sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand. What a beautiful animal.

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Jun 16, 2014

Rescued Elephant Falls Asleep to the Soothing Sounds of a Lullaby

Rescued Elephant Falls Asleep to the Soothing Sounds of a Lullaby

Located just outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand, the Elephant Nature Park provides a safe home for rescued elephants. The foundation’s primary objectives are to: increase awareness about the plight of the endangered Asian elephant, educate locals on humane treatment of their elephants, and to provide a sanctuary for rescued and domesticated elephants. In this…

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Mar 12, 2014

A Life-Size Origami Elephant Folded from a Single Sheet of 50 x 50 ft Paper

A Life-Size Origami Elephant Folded from a Single Sheet of 50 x 50 ft Paper

Artwork by SIPHO MABONA Photograph by Philipp Schmidli | On Display at KKLB, Switzerland At the end of last year, professional origami artist Sipho Mabona launched an ambitious crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to fold a life sized elephant from a single sheet of paper. After successfully reaching his campaign goal, Mabona recently completed the…

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Mar 1, 2014

Picture of the Day: Elephant Dust Bath

Picture of the Day: Elephant Dust Bath

ELEPHANT DUST BATH © NICK BRANDT Taken at Amboseli National Park in Kenya, this incredible photograph by Nick Brandt (courtesy of ATLAS Gallery London) shows an elephant using its trunk to apply dust to its body. Elephants give themselves dust baths for two major reasons. 1. It helps repel the sun and…

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Dec 13, 2013

Couple Have Safari Wedding Surrounded by Elephants and Giraffes

Couple Have Safari Wedding Surrounded by Elephants and Giraffes

Reddit user Corey Perkins (u/per1993) posted an incredible wedding album earlier this week. The Imgur photo gallery (which has been viewed over 765,000 times in three days), shows the couple’s breathtaking ceremony at the Chengeta Safari Lodge, which is located about 80 km from Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe. The couple met while…

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May 31, 2012

The 35 Cutest Baby Elephants You Will See Today

The 35 Cutest Baby Elephants You Will See Today

I was having a mediocre day until a photo of a baby elephant immediately lifted my spirits (#2 below, saw it on Reddit). I thought, if one simple baby elephant picture could spontaneously lift my spirits, a whole gallery may very well increase the happiness index the world over (quite facetious, yes). Sure when…

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Dec 13, 2010

Top 10 Facts of the World’s Largest Land Animal [20 pics]

Top 10 Facts of the World’s Largest Land Animal [20 pics]

Photograph by Nick Brandt 1. Did you know there are only three species of elephant living today? They are: the African bush elephant, the African forest elephant and the Asian elephant (also known as the Indian elephant). All other species are extinct. Photograph by Nick Brandt 2. Elephants are the world’s largest land animals now…

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