Newborn pachyderm to debut Friday
Thanks for the photos, DN!I can understand why they had to wait so
long to expose this baby to the public, so it was great to have photos of her,
while she's still "small".
Oh, the baby is so cute!!! She looks tiny compared to her Mother but I am sure
she is rather large. I can't wait to hear the name they give her!!!
I was so worried that the baby had died or something bad had happened to the
baby, but when I heard that the baby had been born I was soooooooooo relieved.
Respone to K; Hi, I've been to the zoo with my daughter each week for the last
couple of months. In expectation of the baby elephant arrival the zoo informed
us that elephants imprint and build family bonds similar to humans and other
animals. They needed to make sure Christie and the baby built a connection, that
the baby was eating/nursing well, and that noises and exposure to excited humans
didn't scare and endanger the little one or her mother. Hope this helps! See all
I can vouch for Jeremy's comment. The Portland Zoo also has a baby elephant.
The mother's initial reaction was to assault the infant. The baby had to be
separated and fed with a bottle. Eventually, the zookeepers and vets were able
to get the two to gradually bond. They are together without conflict, now.
Obviously, the mother-child relationship between elephants is a sensitive
Now, those are the cutest pictures I've seen in long time.. WAY TOO--SWEET!
Thanks DesNews ;)
I think they should name her after ME, she was born on the birthday!
I have to agree these are wonderful photographs. I plan to show them to my
I love the baby pics. How exciting to have this little bundle of joy here in out
town. On a somewhat off note: I'm feeling sorry for the poor dude
whose job it was to collect Jackson's contribution to this baby's creation.
Something like that surely belongs on one of those "worst job" tv shows.
I hope you keep the Mom & baby pictures on here for a long time. It simply
brightens my day just to look at them. THANKS!!!!!