Join 3,436 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Baby elephants are the new cats [slreddit]
April 8, 2014 1:35 AM   Subscribe

Crank up the Henry Mancini. At Baby Elephant GIFs, one of reddit's fastest growing new communities, over 20,000 Elephanthusiasts come together to share the joy of puerile pachyderms figuring out how to charge and how to eat, among other important life lessons.

(Page sorted by Top Scoring Links, click on Hot for most recent content.)
posted by dontjumplarry (21 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is followed by horses nuzzling cats. Did mf have a really rough night?
posted by Braeburn at 2:26 AM on April 8 [1 favorite]


Can they slide across the floor into boxes? I think not. Baby elephants, you are going to have to try a little harder.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:32 AM on April 8


I got sent my first Baby Elephant Buzzfeed today.
It was so cute.

Is this what it feels like to be hip?
posted by Mezentian at 3:21 AM on April 8 [1 favorite]


Every time I come across a baby elephant gif in passing on reddit, I send it on to my partner, a mad keen baby elephant fan. I dare not sent her to this subreddit though, as her head may explode.
posted by greenhornet at 4:16 AM on April 8 [1 favorite]


Elephanthusiasts

Elephans
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:18 AM on April 8 [5 favorites]


I subscribed to that subreddit the other day. It has a seemingly inexhaustible supply of baby elephant gifs. Who knew there were so many? I mean, millions of people who have cameras live with cats--that's not the case for elephants.

And yet, the subreddit is a neverending stream of them, and I have yet to see a repeat.

Whence this trove of delight? Whence these thousands of gifs of baby elephants?
posted by ocherdraco at 4:57 AM on April 8 [3 favorites]


Elefent ned unique linguistic style.
Only lack. Such close.
posted by klarck at 5:03 AM on April 8


I've heard elephant rights activist folks use the term "elefriends/elephriends."
posted by HeroZero at 5:10 AM on April 8 [1 favorite]


Some say the world will end by Reddit; some say Vice.
posted by thelonius at 5:25 AM on April 8 [3 favorites]


Elephans

Elephicionados, surely. Not to be confused with Elephanadoes, which are like Sharkanadoes, only more land-focused.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:43 AM on April 8 [3 favorites]


Needs the "wrapemupincellophant" tag.
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:36 AM on April 8 [1 favorite]


I had the occasion to hug a baby elephant once. Top 5 life experience right there.
posted by billyfleetwood at 8:30 AM on April 8


ocherdraco, they seem to mostly come from reddit user holdenwook.
posted by wikipedia brown boy detective at 9:00 AM on April 8 [1 favorite]


Elesycophants
posted by FelliniBlank at 9:02 AM on April 8


i have just the one for them.
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 9:20 AM on April 8 [2 favorites]


Pachyd'mirers (OK, I'll stop)
posted by FelliniBlank at 9:54 AM on April 8


And here I thought baby elephants were (the) new elephants.
posted by symbioid at 10:53 AM on April 8 [1 favorite]


Baby Elephant Wanders Into South African Living Room, Has A Snack
posted by homunculus at 7:10 PM on April 8


Rampaging elephant pulled down house but then rescued trapped baby
posted by homunculus at 7:15 PM on April 8


This is obviously all funded by dark money from Republican groups, duh.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:54 PM on April 8


Celebrate Earth Day With Baby Elephants
posted by homunculus at 5:11 PM on April 22


« Older Horse delicately nuzzling a cat | more nuzzling |m...  |  Why is so much stuff mediocre?... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments