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CURSE YOU AND YOUR DOGGY SPEED!!

Baby Elephant gets Frustrated Chasing a Dog. [slyt | cute]
posted by quin on Dec 14, 2014 - 13 comments

Happy Friday

Elephant plays with blue streamer. (SLYT)
posted by overeducated_alligator on Aug 29, 2014 - 24 comments

Mr. Ed's Elephant Museum

Who wants elephants and candy? Inspired by the post on the troll museum... if you're ever driving Route 30 in Pennsylvania, heading towards Gettysburg, you may pass by Mister Ed's Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Jul 24, 2014 - 4 comments

Elephant Bath

A mahout is the person charged with looking after an elephant, a relationship that lasts for the duration of both their lives. As part of his responsibilities, the mahout regularly bathes the elephant in his charge, massaging its thick hide with the husks of coconuts.
posted by growabrain on Jun 29, 2014 - 19 comments

Kenya’s biggest elephant killed by poachers

I am appalled at what that means – that the survival skills that the bull has painstakingly learnt over half a century have been rendered useless by the poachers’ use of mass-produced Chinese goods; GPS smart-phones, cheap motorcycles and night vision goggles. I think the old bull knows that poachers want his tusks, and I hate that he knows. More than anything, I hate the thought that poachers are now closing in on one of the world’s most iconic elephants.
The Guardian [more inside]
posted by infini on Jun 13, 2014 - 69 comments

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"Elephants are obviously amazing, or rather, they are obvious receptacles for our amazement, because they seem to be a lot like us. They live about as long as we do. They understand it when we point at things, which our nearest living evolutionary relative, the chimpanzee, doesn’t really. They can unlock locks with their trunks. They recognize themselves in mirrors. They are socially sophisticated. They stay with the same herds for life, or the cows do, anyway. They mourn their dead. They like getting drunk. When an elephant keels over, its friends sometimes break their tusks trying to get it to stand up again. They bury their dead. They bear grudges against people who’ve hurt them, and sometimes go on revenge campaigns. They cry. So why would you want to put a bullet in one?" ... Journalist Wells Tower accompanied one of Botswana's final elephant hunts. This article contains graphic content of an elephant hunt which some may find disturbing.
posted by zarq on Jun 5, 2014 - 36 comments

The goat says "Meh"

Visualize a comic book, in your language, and imagine what would be written in the text balloon coming from the mouth of an animal. Now translate it. Derek Abbott of The University of Adelaide (previously) has compiled "the world’s biggest multilingual list" of animal sounds, commands, and pet names.
posted by Room 641-A on May 21, 2014 - 20 comments

Baby elephants are the new cats [slreddit]

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. [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Apr 8, 2014 - 21 comments

I could have had a stable of white elephants

Looking for a gift under $20? $15? $10? Maybe you just want to know where all the shit you can afford on Amazon or ThinkGeek is hiding. We've all been there: a birthday or wedding coming up and no clue what gift to buy. Maybe your family disowned you after the last Secret Santa (and you were so sure that Heifer International donation was the way to go!), but 2014 is your year to shine.
posted by misha on Jan 9, 2014 - 13 comments

Oh my but that big country elephant can play!

12 Bar Blues – A piano duet with Peter the Elephant. [via]
posted by quin on Oct 17, 2013 - 11 comments

"Let Sleeping Dog Li...Oh Hell No...."

Baby elephant wants to play with a sleeping dog and is very persistent about trying to wake it up. [slyt | cute]
posted by quin on Sep 30, 2013 - 36 comments

Animals Instincts: birthing and nurturing.

Videos of a chimp, elephant, and leopard giving birth or taking care of young, relying on instinct and what looks like pure love. [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jun 15, 2013 - 9 comments

"Not for the weak of stomach"

The Siege of Paris, during the Franco-Prussian War, lasted from September 1870 to January 1871. As the Prussian army blockaded the city, Parisians turned to ever more desperate food sources. Like the zoo animals. And other animals not normally eaten.
posted by the man of twists and turns on May 11, 2013 - 18 comments

Water for Elefonts

A baby elephant goes for a swim. Pretty much what it says on the tin. Happy Sunday.
posted by MarvinTheCat on Feb 17, 2013 - 33 comments

In a rainforest in Gabon there lives a camera trap. And a mirror?

a herd of elephants cross a stream ... audacity of the mandrills ... panthers play with their reflection in a mirror ... a passing group of gorillas ... 52 red river hogs eat fruit ... a leopard falls in love with the camera trap ... a sitatunga frightens some ibises while crossing a stream ... two elephants fighting ... chimpanzees attack a mirror ... a slithering Gaboon Viper ... a family of elephants on the trail ... 15 animals at the same place, close to camp
posted by ChuraChura on Feb 9, 2013 - 13 comments

Dolphin seeks assistance.

A (presumably) wild dolphin entangled by fishing line approaches divers for assistance. [more inside]
posted by panaceanot on Jan 21, 2013 - 32 comments

Elephant & Giraffe Ridin' with Their Top Down

From the creator of A horse takes it to the limit: An elephant and a giraffe, ridin' with their top down.
posted by A dead Quaker on Jan 14, 2013 - 29 comments

Annyong, anja, nuo, aniya, choah, very choah

We document a male Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) that imitates human speech, matching Korean formants and fundamental frequency in such detail that Korean native speakers can readily understand and transcribe the imitations. (full text, PDF, video and sound files) (Previously: the belugas NOC and Lagosi, Hoover the talking seal, unfortunately paywalled) (via Homunculus)
posted by elgilito on Nov 2, 2012 - 33 comments

Not your usual cute kitty video

Tired of cute kitty videos? Here's a cute baby elephant video with a dramatic confrontation, a car chase, a saved-in-the-nick-of-time rescue and a happy ending (SL BBC).
posted by aqsakal on Oct 20, 2012 - 25 comments

"A very spoilt little ele"

A blog about raising (and co-sleeping with) a baby elephant named Moses: Rangers at Vwaza Wildlife Reserve noticed a baby elephant on his own running around frantically trying to find his mother. Moses is now living at Jumbo Foundation founder Jenny Webb's house, alongside her children and pets.
posted by vegartanipla on Oct 18, 2012 - 26 comments

The Daddy

Alan Clarke was a British television and film director who produced some of those most hard hitting and controversial work of the 70s and 80s including Scum, Made In Britain and Elephant. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Aug 30, 2012 - 18 comments

splash splash splash

Baby Elephant Bath [via] [more inside]
posted by griphus on Aug 24, 2012 - 31 comments

They built an ankle joint out of a car engine.

10 years ago it was considered impossible to build a prosthetic for an elephant.
What do you do when an endangered elephant steps on a land mine? If you’re the Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital, you make a prosthetic leg that can support 2000 pounds of moving pachyderm. [more inside]
posted by endless_forms on May 14, 2012 - 25 comments

A biologist never forgets what's inside an elephant

What's inside an elephant (Not safe for the squeamish)? A pictorial retrospective from Inside Nature's Giants.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Apr 26, 2012 - 31 comments

Phablet Blue

An elephant uses a Galaxy Note, proving that not everybody looks ridiculous while using a phablet.
posted by schmod on Mar 28, 2012 - 60 comments

Robot Elephant!

(notes on) biology, a short stop-motion animation (5.39) by ornana films, features a robot elephant. You have to wait a bit, but it's worth it. Stuff gets good at about 2.25.
posted by bwg on Apr 25, 2011 - 8 comments

Elephant/PR Killer

GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons has just returned from a trip to Zimbabwe and has posted a video of the killing of a "problem elephant" (graphic images). The response has been fairly predictable: outraged tweets and Facebook posts, and a very special award from PETA. With many GoDaddy customers vowing to take their business elsewhere competitor NameCheap.com has taken the opportunity witha special offer of $4.99 transfers and a donation to Save The Elephants.
posted by sycophant on Mar 31, 2011 - 181 comments

The Elephant After Death

Ever wondered what happens to an elephant's body after it dies in the wild? Now you know. [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Feb 18, 2011 - 34 comments

Lizzie Ward's War Efforts

During the first world war, thousands of horses were drafted into the War Effort and sent to the Front. Faced with a horse shortage, the Thomas Ward steelworks in Sheffield acquired an elephant and her handler from a passing circus. Lizzie Ward worked at Thomas Ward's for a number of years, getting up to various pranks before she retired with sore feet.
posted by emilyw on Dec 8, 2010 - 6 comments

cuddling an elephant seal

How to get a seal to hug you; filmed on the island of South Georgia.
posted by nickyskye on Nov 30, 2010 - 39 comments

Featuring the mild curiosity of the notoriously bad-tempered Cape Buffalo

Wildlife photographer mauled by African lion, with pictures recovered from the body. Of course, this is not exactly what it seems, and there are other pictures as well.
posted by davejay on Apr 19, 2010 - 21 comments

You're still going to die a lot.

You already know that this is the only level. Well, this is the only level too. [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Feb 17, 2010 - 25 comments

Elephants are known to be obedient game players

OBEY! The Game! [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Dec 18, 2009 - 12 comments

Animal Grief

Grief among gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, and magpies.
posted by Joe Beese on Oct 30, 2009 - 65 comments

Elephant-dog friendship at elephant PTSD sanctuary

Meet Tarra and Bella, an elephant and a dog who are best friends. They live at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, a haven for elephants with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). [more inside]
posted by cybercoitus interruptus on Oct 27, 2009 - 38 comments

Ganesh Chaturthi

Mouse. No, not that one… hmmm, no, not this one either… this one. He’s a part of the Ganesh Charturthi Festival that’s taking place here, and you are all welcome to watch.
posted by hadjiboy on Aug 24, 2009 - 12 comments

Remember that there is only one level.

This is the only level in the game and you will die a lot.
posted by item on Aug 8, 2009 - 86 comments

Sometimes you have to dig for inspiration

Apes do it. Birds do it. Even educated elephants do it. But can a dog do it? Can a dog make art? Meet Tillamook Cheddar, an adorable Jack Russell Terrier who, after 19 solo shows, has made more than $100,000 in sales of paintings like these. (I believe she did not choose the titles.) Opinions on her work vary. [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Jul 25, 2009 - 33 comments

Living With Proteus Syndrome

Just imagine if your legs continued growing long after the rest of your body stopped. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on May 30, 2009 - 47 comments

Pour another and you might see two

No, you're not drunk, it's really a pink elephant. Pink dolphin unavailable for comment.
posted by baphomet on Mar 22, 2009 - 17 comments

The word 'zoo' is elephant speak for Guantanamo

Q: Why did the elephant cross the road? A: Chicken's day off. Or, according to this article, or this one, or this one, or this one it didn't. Doesn't explain this video, or this video, or this video. [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Oct 28, 2008 - 12 comments

Elephants + Instruments = Thai Elephant Orchestra

The Thai Elephant Orchestra. Founded by Richard Lair and Dave Soldier [previously] at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang, Thailand, a former logging camp. • Listen to tracks from the Elephants' two releases: Thai Elephant Orchestra (2001) and Elephonic Rhapsodies (2004) [They're the 6th and 7th albums on the page] • A New York Times Article from Dec 16, 2000 • A National Geographic segment (audio) that accompanies a larger piece (video) about the changing lives of elephants in Thailand • A full-length documentary (.mov format) • Youtubery: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 [#4 is a beautiful animation which also incorporates paintings made by the elephants at the Center.] [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Sep 16, 2008 - 16 comments

I Have Seen the Elephant

It's 1881. You're real estate speculator James Lafferty, and you've just bought a large parcel of empty, scrubby shoreside land just south of Atlantic City. Problem is, it's cut off from the AC streetcar line by a deep tidal creek. How do you entice potential buyers to make the trek over the inlet and look at your property? Build a giant elephant, of course. Capitalizing on the celebrity of P. T. Barnum's famous Jumbo, Lafferty built 65-foot tall Lucy the Elephant, the first of three giant elephants Lafferty built (followed by Cape May's Light of Asia and Coney Island's Elephantine Colossus). He even took out a patent on the very idea of buildings shaped like animals. Though threatened by decades of neglect and rot, the Save Lucy Committee began preservation efforts in 1970, moving her to her present site and giving her a complete restoration. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jun 22, 2008 - 21 comments

Beware the machines

Once home to the Naval Shipyards, L'Ile de Nantes now houses the workshop of Les Machines de l'Ile. The 12m high Elephant made its debut last year (although a predecessor was spotted 3 years ago) and is the first of 3 major projects to be undertaken. [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Jun 12, 2008 - 8 comments

Horton Does Some Pretty Cool Art

Elephant Paints Self Portrait. I'm not sure what to say about this except that its pretty cool.
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Mar 30, 2008 - 76 comments

Ele-vision

Film-maker John Downer fitted four elephants with cameras and set them loose. Many of the resulting photos are cute, and some seem made for photoshopping.
posted by spaltavian on Mar 24, 2008 - 34 comments

You're late! He used to be pink.

SingleLinkYoutubeFilter: "Punch Trunk" (Chuck Jones, 1953).
posted by pxe2000 on Feb 26, 2008 - 53 comments

Can I play too

Free Ice Cream Day
posted by Rubbstone on Oct 17, 2007 - 28 comments

The Elephant in the Room

The logo for the 2008 GOP convention was unveiled this past week. People are like, what? “Wide stance? Check. In Minneapolis? Check. Prison stripe-wearing? Check. Starry eyed? Check.”* [more inside]
posted by ericb on Oct 7, 2007 - 55 comments

Five Bad Boys With The Power To Rock You

Maybe you saw Minesweeper: The Movie. It's typical of Elephant Larry' s sweet, savvy sketch comedy. If you like the parody preview genre, don't miss out on Gummi Bears: The Movie. If you don't, try the short film "Baby, Fix That Fusebox!" or perhaps Tall Cop, Short Cop, which is directed by none other than John Landis. My personal favorites are WHIT Radio and the audio (and stage) sketch Francophone. And guess what? If you live in LA, you can see them for free tonight at the Comedy Central Stage.
posted by YoungAmerican on Sep 25, 2007 - 11 comments

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