Wednesday, 12 February 2014

ABC Wednesday - E is for Elephants

Last September my mother and I took a weekend trip to Sydney. While there we went to Taronga Zoo and saw these Extraordinary Elephants.
 

When you arrive to the zoo you can catch a gondola to the top which takes you over the Elephant house, giving you an Eagle Eye view.


 This is the male Elephant, who is being instructed by his keeper through a clicker to move the logs into line from the tyre. It was amazing to watch and Educating to see how intelligent these animals are.

They also had a couple of babies (which were rather large) that you could see Exploring the Enclosure.


This female stopped by to Examine me and say 'Ello.

8 comments:

  1. what beautiful animals elephants are.

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  2. I've always been amazed by elephants - did you see the movie "Water For Elephants"? i did AND I read the book, which was far superior.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  3. Don't know why, but I've always been drawn to elephants - may be because their memory is very good:) and they're intelligent as you show here!

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  4. Thanks for the beautiful pictures! Elephants are my favorite animals. I used to love to go to the Brookfield Zoo and see them, but sadly, for years now, they haven't had any. The last African Elephant they had went into a breeding program in another state years ago, and Illinois zoos no longer have any elephants. It makes me sad that I can't just drive out and see them anymore. Your pictures are very happy and joyous.

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  5. I loved seeing them in their natural habitat when I was young...it;s been long since I saw one...

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  6. Elephants are a popular animal this week, Nice pics.

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