Maybe next time………..
I know I promised you a shot of the new baby elephant next time I went to the Zoo, but I’m sorry to say that “Baby E”, who has yet to be named, was having his afternoon nap on Saturday when I got to the Thai Elephant Village at the Zoo. Born on the 17th January here http://www.zoo.org.au/news/special-video—meet-melbourne-zoos-new-baby-elephant , I never thought to check the viewing times before I left home that morning.
The sign near the first elephant paddock informed me that he would be on show with all the other Elephants late morning for a short hour or so, OR between 2.00pm and 3.00pm.
I arrived at the Thai Elephant paddocks at 3.15pm, so just missed out on a view. I crept between the crowd at the indoor Elephant Barn and quickly took a few shots.
I promise I will try to make some better photos to share next time. In the meantime, here’s a very tiny glimpse. He’s about the size of a small cow (or should I say Shetland pony?), and has got the cutest wee trunk you’ve ever seen in your life. His cuteness is only improved by a tiny smiling rosebud mouth when asleep.
Wow, he’s adorable.