This adorable elephant calf was born at 2:17 a.m. today at the Oregon Zoo. If her cute little elephant beard isn’t enough to brighten up your dreary Friday, well, consider the fact that no matter how crappy your day might seem, you almost certainly didn’t spend the past 30 hours in labor with a 300-pound baby. Props to her mom, 18-year-old elephant Rose-Tu, and welcome to the world, little(ish) one! [Oregon Zoo]
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden tied the knot this weekend, two kiddos and four years later. The two got hitched at Lionel Richie’s estate, and Nicole wore a strapless Marchesa get-up. While there’s no word on whether any dancing on the ceiling went down during the reception, there is one very curious element to the ceremony—apparently, a trained elephant was led into the proceedings. Which is interesting, because when Katy Perry and Russell Brand got married in October, their procession included two elephants.
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Kosik, a 20-year-old elephant in South Korea, is the first living elephant to have the ability to speak. He can say, “Hi,” “lay down,” and “good” in Korean. So basically he’s ready to start dating. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »