Friday, July 16, 2010

Camera Critters

Camera Critters is hosted every Saturday by the lovely Misty.
If you are a critter lover, you must visit!


In early May, Mr. Dragon and I went to the Houston Zoo for the elephant open house.
Star of the show, was the one month old, Baylor.


Baylor


Baylor was named for the Baylor College of Medicine where researchers are investigating the elephant herpes virus. Asian elephants are threatened, not only in captivity by the herpes virus, but also in the wild. The research that Baylor is doing is very important for the species.


Baylor


Baylor with his Mom, Shanti.


Baylor


Baylor has no fear. He runs right in the middle of the other elephants.
He's a busy little guy.


Baylor

We took oodles of photos of this little guy.
I put the camera on sport mode and just let the camera go!

I'm sure you'll be seeing more of him in the future.


20 comments:

Indrani said...

Oh! Such cute captures. Baylor has won my heart.

JimB said...

Nice documentation.

Jim

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Baylor is so cute playing in the kiddie pool!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Baylor is a cutey! Loved the YouTube of him in the kiddie pool.

Janet said...

Awwww, Baylor is such a cutie!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

LOL, he is definitely too big for that little pool! Thanks for sharing Baylor with us.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Snap..... I love seeing Baylor.... You don't realize how small he is 'til you see his mother beside him...

He does need a new pool... Hope he gets one soon.

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Barb said...

Baylor! He needs to grow into his skin - what a cutie. I loved the video. At 500 lbs, I can see those baby pools wouldn't last long with that active little one. I'm going outside to garden now, Snap - I'll be smiling because of Baylor.

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Michael said...

Baby elephants are a wonder.

eden said...

What a cute baby elephant! We have one baby elephant in our zoo but haven't seen it personally yet. Great captures.

alwaysbcmom.com said...

Oh, he's just so cute!

EG Wow said...

Babies are always winners! Baylor is a sweetie!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

The fun is so contagious! I love the big , gentle creatures:)

Sharon said...

AW Baylor is so sweet. I love is little hairs.

Kim Mailhot said...

What a sweetheart !!!! Just awesome to see him action. Thanks for sharing him with us, Snap.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, what a cutie! I love how he has outgrown his pool to play in, how cute is that? I love your photography too. You really have a talent for capturing the personality of each animal.
Karen

DoanLegacy said...

Wonderful shots of baby elephant! It indeed needs a bigger pool..

Dave said...

baby elephants are the cutest.

wncmountainliving said...

Baylor is adorable - very good name for him.