She's no circus elephant, but this cute little face just might rival Robert Pattinson's! The female Asian elephant calf was born just a few days ago at the Chester Zoo in northwest England. She doesn't have a name just yet . . . check out more photos of her cute mug, and then tell me what you think she should be called!
Earlier this month, a cute elephant made her 300-pound, splashy debut in Melbourne. She was referred to as Baby, 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 is Mali, translating to Jasmine, and reflects her Thai lineage as mom Dokkoon arrived in Australia via Thailand in Nov. 2006.
From the looks of it, Mali still loves the water so check out pics and read more
Come on in, the water's fine. Born on Jan. 16, this lil Asian Elephant made her public debut at the Melbourne Zoo today. Named "Baby," she's less babylike now at 300 lbs. but still nowhere near the 6,000-plus lbs. of her mom.
Only the second elephant to be born in Australia — and the first from artificial insemination — no wonder she's welcomed by a name that magnifies her miraculous birth.
In between her sloshy time, she gets sandy and a swift kick from Mama, oops! See all the pictures when you read more
Happy Elephant Appreciation Day! In order to celebrate both Asian and African elephants, see if you can tell which facts go with which pachy species.
A soccer playing elephant?! Now I've heard of everything. Although his version is more of a dribble, dribble, smush, Luk Chai looks rather cute no matter what he's doing.This baby Asian Elephant was born last month at Sydney's Taronga Zoo — home to another adoro pachyderm, hippo Monifa — and is already drawing quite the crowds. Keepers have equipped the babe with this ginormous soccer ball, but he needs a bit more practice to get the hang of the game. World Cup 2010 for Australia, perhaps?
Check out his kicking and climbing skills, along with bonus rope work and flower snacks, when you read more