Thursday, January 8, 2009

Asian Elephant

Mari and Viagai are two Asian elephants who came to the Honolulu Zoo from India.

When we came to the Elephant enclosure we found it was bath-time.


"Our keepers walk them, they play lots of games, they have lots of toys, and it's very interesting and stimulating for the elephants" I read that in a newspaper article on line. That's what I like to hear. If they have to be in a zoo you want these beautiful animals to be happy and they certainly seemed to be enjoying their bath.




14 comments:

Kay said...

You know... that enclosure doesn't look much changed since I was little. I guess we really should try going to the zoo again. We haven't been there in such a long time. Chicago has such huge incredible zoos.

April said...

Sweet pictures of my favorite animal.

Naturegirl said...

Although they may be enjoying their bath it saddens me to see these beautiful animals enclosed.
I adore elephants..like April they are my favorite too.

papercages said...

Elephants are such amazing animals. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

magiceye said...

they seem to love having that shower!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Wonderful creatures - always love to see them. Seemed to be enjoying bath time.

A x

Hyde DP said...

I wonder how much water it takes to bathe an elephant.

mommanator said...

O MY GOODNESS I couldn't firgure out the first pic until I scrolled down Silly me!

ascu75 aka Don said...

Denise I want a baby Elephant but Heather my wife wont let me have one she's a meanie isnt she ? It wouldnt take up a lot of space and I could take it walkies with my electric scooter........ I love ellies well done getting there at bath time XXX Don

ascu75 aka Don said...

mommanator I did the same when I got here I thought whats that and tried to guess before scrolling ........ I was wrong but I was pleased

Reader Wil said...

I like elephants. They show almost human characteristics, like mourning over a dead child/calf. They also welcome a newborn calf by trumpeting loudly.
Nice photos! Thanks for sharing!

Rose said...

I have long been fasinated with elephants...maybe in my next life I will be an elephant caretaker.

nonizamboni said...

I love the asian elephants and I appreciate your sharing these photos.
happy weekend!

Daljit said...

Hello All,

I live in N. Virginia and am originally from India where I grew up with elephant rides. Went to south pacific costa rica and started a humpback whale and dolphin tour business. Now looking at starting an elephant farm at a location close to a beach. Any ideas would be welcome.

Regards

Daljit
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