It looks like animals can be just as musically inclined as humans are. I’m now a fan of Shanthi, the world’s most musical elephant. She’s not touring right now, but you can catch one of her harmonica ditties if you go visit Washington D.C.’s National Zoo, where she lives. Or you can wait for her music to become available on Spotify. Imagine how good she’d be if she had lessons. [Buzzfeed]
Well, it’s official: I need a baby elephant, specifically one that likes frolicking in the ocean and face-planting in the sand. What’s he doing, anyway? Digging for sand crabs? What a coincidence — that’s my third favorite beach activity after tanning and swimming. We would be such good friends. [Buzzfeed]
It’s a general belief among conservationists that man should meddle with nature as little as possible. But what happens when there’s a wild animal in peril, and humans have the ability to help out? Earlier this month, guests at the Kapani Lodge Lagoon in Zambia, noticed a baby elephant and her mother struggling in the mud near the facility (think Artax drowning in the Swamp of Sadness in “The Neverending Story”). Rather than let the animals slowly suffocate in the mud, they alerted the South Luangwa Conservation Society. Conservation Society members, along with representatives from the local wildlife authorities, came together to develop a rescue plan, and both elephants were pulled to safety. Check out the dramatic photos of the rescue, and the relieved baby.
I’m not saying this elephant baby is drunk. I’m saying that this baby elephant’s rolling and thrashing and staggering pretty much approximates what I look like when I’m drunk. [YouTube
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