Remembering Our Sweet Packy : 14 April 1962 – 9 February 2017 :  Dear Packy … May Your Death Not Be in Vain…
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Remembering Our Sweet Packy : 14 April 1962 – 9 February 2017 : Dear Packy … May Your Death Not Be in Vain…

Dear Packy: We have loved you from the moment you came into this world on 14 April 1962 at The Oregon Zoo, or we would have loved you then, had we been born. Just like any sweet baby elephant that arrives, you were irresistible, surely front page news, as your future offspring were. You were … Continue reading

Saying Goodbye : VIDEO Shows How Elephants Do Grieve and Mourn Over Their Dead
See Me Hear Me or A Potpourri of Elephant Photos, Videos & Stories

Saying Goodbye : VIDEO Shows How Elephants Do Grieve and Mourn Over Their Dead

The story goes that a group of tourists (you can hear them speaking faintly on the video) visiting Chobe National Park in Botswana, Africa witnessed a touching event. While on safari they happened onto a recently departed elephant, surrounded by an elephant herd standing solemnly behind. Sadly, these elephants were saying goodbye to one of … Continue reading

Video Moment: An Elephant Thank You:  After a Dramatic Well Rescue in India Sweet Elephant Gives Last Minute Pause After She is Assisted in Her Return to Her Elephant Herd
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Video Moment: An Elephant Thank You: After a Dramatic Well Rescue in India Sweet Elephant Gives Last Minute Pause After She is Assisted in Her Return to Her Elephant Herd

After a six-hour long ordeal villagers “in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu” breathed a collective sigh of relief for their efforts in rescuing a fraught elephant who had found herself trapped at the bottom of an abandoned “farm well”. With the assistance of, and encouragement from, “wildlife officials, a doctor and volunteers” an … Continue reading

Caught on Video: Witness a Newborn Baby Elephant, Only a Few Hours Old, With His Elephant Herd & See How Fang the Elephant, Named For Her Backward-Facing Tusk, Protectively Picks Him Up After Calf Tumbles Down a Slope : Part 2
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Caught on Video: Witness a Newborn Baby Elephant, Only a Few Hours Old, With His Elephant Herd & See How Fang the Elephant, Named For Her Backward-Facing Tusk, Protectively Picks Him Up After Calf Tumbles Down a Slope : Part 2

Safari Guide Jamie Paterson: …” Mom’s now giving herself a comforting sand bath. Little one reaching up touching her, learning its mother’s smell, forming that bond that is going to be a lifelong one. Oh, look at its little shaky, wobbly legs. …The cow’s back legs are still damp. This calf is just dried off.” … Continue reading

Caught on Video: Witness a Newborn Baby Elephant, Only a Few Hours Old, With His Elephant Herd & See How Fang the Elephant, Named For Her Backward-Facing Tusk, Protectively Picks Him Up After Calf Tumbles Down a Slope : Part 1
See Me Hear Me or A Potpourri of Elephant Photos, Videos & Stories

Caught on Video: Witness a Newborn Baby Elephant, Only a Few Hours Old, With His Elephant Herd & See How Fang the Elephant, Named For Her Backward-Facing Tusk, Protectively Picks Him Up After Calf Tumbles Down a Slope : Part 1

At the Djuma Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Kruger National Park a precious gift arrived on 12 October 2016 in the form of a tiny newborn elephant calf. Although the actual birth was not caught on camera safari guides Brent and Jamie were able to witness the miracle just hours after it happened. Watch … Continue reading