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Friday, October 30, 2009

Elephant

It's time for Fun Friday in our group, Blogging For Fun. We are doing an A to Z challenge. This week, we are working on the letter E.

E is for Elephant.

Doods and I visited the Zoo and witnessed as this cute calf delighted the onlookers with his talent -painting. I learned from one of the comments left on this post that he is not the one who passed away.

Thank you for the clarification, Mr Hill.



"This elephant is Tucker - he's 4 years old and is still very much alive at the Houston Zoo. The Houston Zoo did lose a calf in November of last year, Mac. In the photos on your blog you are seeing Tucker doing a painting for a video piece that was shown during the Latin Grammys telecast from Toyota Center last year."

Brian Hill

Director of Public Affairs

Houston Zoo





The calf, holding the brush with his trunk.



The trainer assisting the elephant by putting paint on the brush.



The people were documenting everything that the calf was doing.



The calf, concentrating on his work.










21 comments:

  1. Wow an elephant painting! Now that will definitely worth alot!

    Adorable elephant :).

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  2. The masterpiece can display at the zoo in memory of this talented elephant!

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  3. too bad the elephant died. :(

    you are lucky you captured one of its last precious moments. :)


    i thought of posting elephants too when i read Chay's announcement but my photos are not so clear. glad you posted this one! i will show it to Kyla later. :)

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  4. Oh, it is so sad that this magnificent animal died. Elephants are very intelligent creatures and this one was apparently talented as well.

    When I lived in Anchorage, Alaska the zoo there had an elephant named Maggie. She was also an artist and the zoo sold her paintings to raise money to benefit the zoo. Sadly Maggie also passed away a few years ago.

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  5. It is amazing what they can train an animal to do. I am still uncertain whether these animals enjoy such activities, or are just used for human pleasures. Great post.

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  6. elephant loss is so painful... i love animals,, and this post was as magnificent as the elephant.

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  7. This is one of the rare animals that can "draw", yet it is a history right now.

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  8. That's awesome that you captured the elephant at work! It's a rare occasion..Beautiful photos!

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  9. Wow---I've never seen an elephant painting before. That's a NEW one for me!!!!! How NEAT!!!!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Halloween.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. Poor elephant, still he's got his fame here in your blog and who knows where else. Thanks for sharing this.

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  11. Those are great photos! I'm sorry the elephant died.

    I've given you ladies "The Splash Award" and "The Icing on the Cake Award" for everything you do. The first award is at http://www.VaudevilleRose.com and the second is at http://www.StarlightBlog.com

    Don't worry if you don't have time to do anything with them. Just wanted to say how great your blog is!

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  12. Just wanted to clear up one thing about your comment. This elephant is Tucker - he's 4 years old and is still very much alive at the Houston Zoo. The Houston Zoo did lose a calf in November of last year, Mac. In the photos on your blog you are seeing Tucker doing a painting for a video piece that was shown during the Latin Grammys telecast from Toyota Center last year.

    Brian Hill
    Director of Public Affairs
    Houston Zoo

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  13. I am sorry he died. What a dear animal. Thanks for this post.

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  14. great sets of pics. i'm sorry that the elephant died.

    happy halloween!

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  15. That is quite a sight to see an elephant painting! Beautiful pictures of the event. Tucker sure does have a sweet face.

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  16. glad to know this elephant still alive Tes and would still be able to paint, it is so unique, i have not seen an elephant paint at all. wonder how his painting would be like.

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  17. Tucker has great talent! And thank you Mr. Hill for giving the clarifications that he is still alive!

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  18. Wow didn't know that elephants can paint - amazing ! You captured a great shot !

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  19. I've heard some are trained to but I've never seen it happening.
    Great shots!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  20. A while ago I saw a video of an elephant painting. It is incredible to watch.

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  21. so talented huh! must be fun watching him doodle =)

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