An elephant mom only has a .5 percent chance of having twins, so when 33-year-old Curve gave birth to her twins at the Pongola Game Reserve in South Africa, the reserve staff (and basically the whole world) was thrilled. When an elephant has twins, the other females in the herd volunteer to help nurse the babies so the mother isn’t overwhelmed. Elephants are so awesome you guys, why can’t humans be as nice to each other as elephants are? Eyes are welling up in cubicles across the world as we all watch the adorable pair hang out with their herd. So. Precious. [Jezebel]
Embarrassed about getting tipsy last night and tumbling into the bushes in front of your house? This adorable supercut of clumsy baby elephants falling all over themselves will make you feel like a poised ballerina in comparison. [Tastefully Offensive]
Anybody who says they don’t like Halloween is lying. Everybody loves Halloween, including zoo animals. To help get you in the holiday spirit, take a cue from these pumpkin-smashing elephants who classily stomp on them until a younger elephant comes along and just goes totally ham. Kind of like the kid who submerges his entire body in water and thrashes around while bobbing for apples, this elephant smashes the pumpkins and rolls around in them until he knows they’re good and flattened. He’s all like yeahhhh, victory! And then he tries to get up…
Sometimes it’s easy to forget the simple pleasures in life. This baby elephant at the Hamburg Zoo can’t contain his excitement over blowing bubbles in a pond with his trunk. The glee on his face says it all! [Tastefully Offensive]
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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