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Buddhist Monks Offer a Blessed Naming Ceremony For Mali

Feb 26 2010 - 6:00am

Earlier this month, a cute elephant made her 300-pound, splashy debut in Melbourne. She was referred to as Baby [1], which I took to be her permanent name. Not quite so.

On the right, you'll see the tiny (pachy-wise) creature — she just had her official naming ceremony by Buddhist Monks! The final moniker for the lil Asian Elephant [2] is Mali, translating to Jasmine, and reflects her Thai lineage as mom Dokkoon arrived in Australia via Thailand in Nov. 2006.

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From the looks of it, Mali still loves the water so check out pics and .

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Source URL
http://www.petsugar.com/pets/Buddhist-Monks-Offer-Blessed-Naming-Ceremony-Mali-7528746