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Mind if I rest my trunk for a minute?

Rico Beltrame and his sister Angela, 29, were visiting the Hluhluwe Umfolozi nature reserve in South Africa in March when the incident occured.Driving through the park in their hired blue Mark 1 Volkswagen, the pair were left speechless when a huge African elephant stopped and put its foot on their hired car.

via Elephant Incident | DeClubz – The Weird and Bizarre Blog.

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September 23, 2010 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Mind if I rest my trunk for a minute?

Which lane do elephants use? Any one they want.

An elephant brought commuter traffic to a halt when she went for a stroll through a Swiss city centre.

Sabu the elephant escaped from her circus home when she broke free while being loaded into her trailer.

The four tonne animal then went for a dip in Lake Zurich, before walking into the nearby city centre.

via Elephant causes traffic jam | Quirky News | Orange UK.

June 14, 2010 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Which lane do elephants use? Any one they want.

Well, there’s your problem. There’s a peanut stuck in that tooth.

May 25, 2010 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Well, there’s your problem. There’s a peanut stuck in that tooth.

How do you tell if an elephant is fat?

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The Edmonton Zoo has put Lucy the elephant on a diet and exercise program to reduce her weight by 1000 pounds in the coming year to help with her breathing and arthritis problems.

via Zoo puts pudgy pachyderm on diet.

November 14, 2009 Posted by | animals | , , | Comments Off on How do you tell if an elephant is fat?

Dancing elephant complaint: File under “Get A Life”

The Calgary Zoo said it has no plans to remove a dancing elephant statue after a complaint from a Christian group that it’s an inappropriate religious icon. A private donor gave the statue, modeled after the Hindu god Ganesh, to the zoo in 2006 to stand in front of the Asian elephant exhibit.

As CBC News first reported, Concerned Christians Canada sent a letter raising its concerns that the statue was “selective religious partiality” to the zoo on Thursday.

“A lot of people are saying we’re being intolerant. I don’t consider asking that the zoo look at this from a balanced perspective being intolerant,” said national chairman Jim Blake on Friday.

Zoo officials said the three-metre-tall statue has no religious symbols and is meant to simply show the link between elephants and Asian culture.

More via CBC News – Calgary

September 26, 2009 Posted by | Dumb protesters, Dumb Stuff | , | 1 Comment

What kind of paint do you use on elephants?

Pandas are black and white furry bears, and elephants are huge, grey, thick-skinned mammals. The two species aren’t much alike, but they were combined for visitors when elephants at the Thai Royal Elephant Kraal were painted as pandas and paraded for visitors.

More at  Panda-Painted Elephants Grab Attention.

July 13, 2009 Posted by | animals | , | 2 Comments

Umm, you might want to look behind you…

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June 14, 2009 Posted by | animals | | 1 Comment

Elephanstein?

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August 21, 2008 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Elephanstein?

If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy

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April 14, 2008 Posted by | animals, Scary | | Comments Off on If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy