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February 17, 2013 1:27 PM   Subscribe

A baby elephant goes for a swim. Pretty much what it says on the tin. Happy Sunday.
posted by MarvinTheCat (33 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm getting the double spinning pinwheel of death when I try to load this, on both Chrome and Firefox...
posted by arnicae at 1:31 PM on February 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


Two things:

1) Was anyone else afraid it was going to drown?

2) Salt water in your trunk seems like a nightmare to me.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:32 PM on February 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Delightful.
posted by A Terrible Llama at 1:34 PM on February 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Possibly related.
posted by LionIndex at 1:40 PM on February 17, 2013


MCMikeNamara, I wondered if there were enough lifeguards on the whole coast to save it if it got caught in a riptide.

That said, it made me smile.
posted by annieb at 1:42 PM on February 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Does the baby elephant know about baby sharks? just sayin'....
posted by HuronBob at 1:45 PM on February 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


I like to think the chuckling people had the baby elephant's safety in mind. Because cute.
posted by trip and a half at 1:53 PM on February 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


I wondered if there were enough lifeguards on the whole coast to save it if it got caught in a riptide

I suspect they are buoyant enough to deal with it.
posted by edgeways at 1:54 PM on February 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


Does the baby elephant know about baby sharks? just sayin'....


I can't tell if this sounds more like a folk song that Harry Belafonte might have made popular or a missing chapter from Just So Stories.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:56 PM on February 17, 2013 [6 favorites]


Sure, it may look cute, but I'm not ok with filming swimming babies without their trunks.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 2:02 PM on February 17, 2013 [5 favorites]


"...without their trunks...."

I see what you did there.
posted by HuronBob at 2:10 PM on February 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


That is one goddamn ridiculously happy babby elephant. May his/her life always be so.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 2:15 PM on February 17, 2013 [9 favorites]


That is one happy little elephant dude.
Cool.
posted by dougzilla at 2:24 PM on February 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Why doesn't that baby have swimmies on? Where is the mother?!
posted by orme at 2:28 PM on February 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


I WANT TO GO SWIMMING IN THE SEA










nekkid
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 3:04 PM on February 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


I want that on a loop so I can just have that guy playing in the water on my computer screen while I work.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 3:23 PM on February 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Sanuk!
posted by lunasol at 3:28 PM on February 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


I suspect they are buoyant enough to deal with it.

Plus, you know, built-in snorkel.
posted by Malor at 3:29 PM on February 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Cynical, I know, but every time I see an elephant in Thailand, I cringe wondering if they were beaten and tortured into submission. They still do stuff like this, behind the scenes and not in front of the throngs of Phuket tourists.
posted by ueyfeuor at 4:05 PM on February 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


I want to live alone with that elephant and we would be best friends, play in the ocean together, and I would fall asleep on his or her back on the ride home.
posted by angrycat at 4:17 PM on February 17, 2013 [11 favorites]


I once shot an elephant in my bathing suit. How he got in my bathing suit I'll never know.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:26 PM on February 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Awwwwwwww

I'm sold. We don't have nearly enough elephants on the US Gulf Coast.
posted by localroger at 4:31 PM on February 17, 2013


Can't site my source here, but I have read that elephants can, and do, swim. They have been seen far out at sea, happily swimming along.
posted by charlesminus at 4:38 PM on February 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


I'd like to see an elephant do the butterfly, if only for dramatic contrast.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:56 PM on February 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


How does a ten-ton elephant swim?

Any way he wants to.
posted by Malor at 5:05 PM on February 17, 2013


I was waiting for an orca to have the surprise of his life.
posted by schwa at 5:09 PM on February 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Part of this, maybe?
posted by merelyglib at 5:17 PM on February 17, 2013


Peter the Elephant plays a Green Piano
posted by homunculus at 5:37 PM on February 17, 2013


Even when they're bigger than most of my furniture, happy babies still look like happy babies.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 5:37 PM on February 17, 2013 [6 favorites]


I have someplace, a lovely picture of elephants swimming. They were under water snorkeling.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 7:01 PM on February 17, 2013


Sorry, but elephants really want nothing to do with us
posted by homunculus at 8:33 PM on February 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Also related: baby elephants and inflatable swimming pools.
posted by stannate at 9:01 PM on February 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Camera-Equipped Elephants Filmed Wild Baby Tigers For the First Time Ever
posted by homunculus at 2:19 PM on February 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


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