The little guy in this photo is an orphan who we met in Zambia when we went on an elephant ride. Two of the elephants of this operation wandered off and were gone for several months. When they returned they brought this young fella with them. All of the elephants have adopted him and when it’s time for a walk, he’s the first out of the gate.
Travel Photo of the Day (July 3)
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Lovely picture! So glad the other elephants saved him, we don’t think of wild creatures behaving like that, we tend to think it’s always survival of the fittest.
From what I know, elephants are quite loving and do take on raising orphans. Wonderful creatures.
I love elephants! They are so smart and awesome creatures. I love their whole culture.
Humans can learn a lot from them.
Spot on. We like to think we know more than the other animals, and that it is our planet, but they show us ways we have lost and can learn from.
I couldn’t agree more with you, Isobel.
What a cute picture!
Baby animals are just so cute.
Nice pictures, TBM!
I love the little fella…
Baby elephants are so adorable! Isn’t it amazing how the adults just adopt them without question?
It’s the way all societies should be. and this little guy was adorable. I loved his perkiness.
because my life began as in an orphanage (1945 in Germany)
my heart was touched by your story:
“…Two of the elephants of this operation wandered off and were gone for several months. When they returned they brought this young fella with them. All of the elephants have adopted him and when it’s time for a walk, he’s the first out of the gate…”
I’m glad you liked the story and thanks for sharing yours. All the best to you!
What a lovely story, lucky little elephant!
And he looks happy.
When there is something on TV about elephants I always watch. They are so interesting and I love their interactions and relationships. The little ones are too cute!
I was fascinated to watch them in the wild when we were in Botswana. Simply amazing animals.
Such an adorable thing! Good to know it was adopted!
I wonder how big he is now. I saw him in 2010.
i often think we could take a lesson from the elephants and how they care for each other.
Yes we should. They are wonderful creatures.