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August 24, 2012 10:34 AM   Subscribe

Baby Elephant Bath [via]

More baby.
posted by griphus (31 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
You weren't kidding about the SLAnimalYT were you?
posted by carsonb at 10:38 AM on August 24, 2012


Not even a little.
posted by griphus at 10:39 AM on August 24, 2012


oh my god look at that fuzzy little head

LOOK AT IT OH MY GOD
posted by elizardbits at 10:39 AM on August 24, 2012 [4 favorites]


I bet all the other elephants are thrilled to have their drinking water filled with baby elephant ass. The lesson to be learned here is that baby elephants are selfish me first assholes.
posted by Keith Talent at 10:39 AM on August 24, 2012 [8 favorites]


Yes, that is indeed socially questionable behavior, akin to humans who wash body parts in drinking fountains.
posted by elizardbits at 10:41 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


I had never noticed that elephants had prehensile trunks before. I mean, I intellectually *knew* they had trunks, but I had never actually considered the fact that they have goddamn prehensile trunks.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:43 AM on August 24, 2012


WANT BODY UNDERWATER
WHOLE BODY UNDER ALL THE WATER.
DO WANT.
posted by bleep at 10:45 AM on August 24, 2012 [6 favorites]


Where's Henry Mancini when you need him?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 10:46 AM on August 24, 2012


Baby elephant farting while running
posted by gagglezoomer at 10:50 AM on August 24, 2012 [7 favorites]


your bath water is gross son
posted by nathancaswell at 10:51 AM on August 24, 2012


Where's Henry Mancini when you need him?

You're welcome.
posted by zamboni at 10:57 AM on August 24, 2012 [3 favorites]


Here you go.
posted by Fizz at 11:03 AM on August 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


I know that feel, little bro.
posted by dammitjim at 11:21 AM on August 24, 2012


He must be thinking, "WTF, I fit in this thing just fine last week!?"
posted by VTX at 11:24 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Federal law re: campaign fairness requires posting of young donkey bathing in teacup.
posted by Cranberry at 11:29 AM on August 24, 2012 [3 favorites]


Donkey bathing!
posted by The Whelk at 11:34 AM on August 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


posting of young donkey

So, miniature donkeys are apparently a thing.
posted by zamboni at 11:37 AM on August 24, 2012


Donkeys watching donkeys
posted by The Whelk at 11:44 AM on August 24, 2012 [3 favorites]


Donkey bathing!

The great thing about this video is that it so mirrors the reaction that anyone would have if they realized they were being watched in an intimate moment:

Donkey 1. "Oh man, this is sooooo what I needed. "
Donkey 2." I know, my back is killing me, old man Harris is gaining weight."
Donkey 3. "You're telling me, I could stay here forever."
Donkey 4. "Guys....guys....don't make any sudden moves but look to your right."
Donkey 1. "Has he been there the entire time? What the fuck?!? God damn perverts, they're everywhere these days."
Donkey 2. "Hey, everyone...fucking stop. This isn't right."
Donkey 3. "HEY! YOU! YEAH YOU!!? THERE A PROBLEM HERE?! THIS AIN'T NO FUCKING PEEP SHOW!"
posted by Fizz at 11:49 AM on August 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


I wish to nibble his ears.
posted by Cocodrillo at 11:50 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


bleep: WANT BODY UNDERWATER
WHOLE BODY UNDER ALL THE WATER.
DO WANT.
bleep, for you.

Ricky Gervais is also surprised.
posted by IAmBroom at 11:52 AM on August 24, 2012 [3 favorites]


Am I the only one who found this clip incredibly sad?

The kid needs a proper pool he can get out of.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:54 AM on August 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


Ganehsa Bath Salts... Man, this is the second time I've seen Ganesha this week. Sign from the universe?

Also - there was this awesome clip recently of an elephant drinking out of a non-chlorinated pool while people were swimming in it... (either via reddit or mefi)
posted by symbioid at 11:56 AM on August 24, 2012 [4 favorites]


omg too cute and very nice antidote to the sad music thread!
posted by supermedusa at 11:57 AM on August 24, 2012


Sys Rq: the text in the second video says he has a whole river right there but prefers the drinking pool...pretty funny!
posted by michellenoel at 2:53 PM on August 24, 2012


"Am I the only one who found this clip incredibly sad?"

No. I almost started crying. I started seeing the frustration and discomfort and the stuckedness of it all, being in too small a pool that's not actually a pool but one's own drinking water...as a metaphor for how I feel about my life right now.

Possibly biased by my confession: sometimes I feel like a tiny elephant.
posted by iamkimiam at 3:50 PM on August 24, 2012


Premature donkey.
posted by homunculus at 3:58 PM on August 24, 2012


How Kristen Bell feels about sloths is exactly how I feel about baby elephants and manatees (only I am crying on the inside).
posted by littlesq at 4:31 PM on August 24, 2012


No need to be sad, iamkimiam, at least if the second video caption is to be believed. He has a whole river available, but he likes to play in the drinking tub instead.

He probably got used to it when he was smaller, and hasn't yet realized that it's never going to be quite right again. Existential elephant angst may be appropriate; we all grow up and can't do what we could when we were little. But it doesn't sound like he's being abused, and he's definitely got other options. He's choosing to be there.
posted by Malor at 1:47 AM on August 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'd say this is the cutest animal video I've ever seen, but I've seen a video of a baby hippo taking a bath.
posted by Rykey at 6:49 AM on August 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Elephant Spraying Poo on Man at Berlin Zoo
posted by homunculus at 4:46 PM on September 18, 2012


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