Friday, May 24, 2013

Splash Time!






I've spent a wee bit of time at the zoo lately -- especially with the Asian Elephants.

This is Mithai.
She celebrated her 44th birthday earlier in May.
She is the matriarch of the herd and spends a lot of time keeping the youngsters in line.


A little Spa time before dealing with the kids.

Spa Time



Mithai with Baylor.
He gets a little rambunctious and picks on little Tupelo.
Mithai decided Baylor should just stay in the pool!


Pool Time


Splash time!
Tess (Tupelo's Mom) and Shanti (Baylor's Mom) let Mithai discipline Baylor.
Looks like fun!


Elephant Splash


Baylor really does think he is the star of the show.
He is named after the Baylor College of Medicine.
BCM and the Houston Zoo have joined together to do research on the
Elephant Herpes Virus which is deadly to Asian Elephants in captivity and in the wild.
They've made progress -- especially in finding new treatments. 



Baylor


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and to Misty for the wonderful Camera Critters.

Camera Critters

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25 comments:

edenhills said...

These are wonderful pictures. I never know whether to love seeing animals in the zoo or feel bad for them. I know life in the wilds isn't always rosy for them either. These certainly do look like they are enjoying themselves.

eileeninmd said...

Cute post, I love the elephants at the zoo. And Baylor is a cutie! Great photos and mosaic. Have a happy weekend!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Great photos of wonderful beasts. They do seem to be enjoying themselves.

Sharon Chapman said...

Oh Snap thanks for sharing these precious creatures with us. I love them. Great photos.

Vee said...

They must be so much fun to watch. Does Mithai have any children or is she just an overbearing auntie?

Pondside said...

They are such amazing creatures - Baylor is gorgeous!

Frank said...

Bath time is always fun. Thanks for sharing these delightful images.

ladyfi said...

Oh, how very very sweet!

Deborah said...

Oh WOW, did you get some great shots! I have an affinity for elephants. Looks like they had a great time, as well as you.

LOVE the new look of your blog ♥

**blows kisses**
Deb

TexWisGirl said...

bless those beasts! glad they are well cared for!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Some much love and attention is always obvious between elephants, love your shots! xox

Nancy Claeys said...

Elephants are such amazing animals -- I imagine this was a hoot to watch in person. :)

Janet said...

Elephants are such majestic creatures. I love them, and your photos are great.

Lavender Cottage said...

Interesting post Snap, they are intelligent creatures that have emotions.
(just signed up for Bloglovin and there you were- yay!)
Judith

Barb said...

You got some fabulous action shots Snap! That Matriarch is BIG!

c3720e30-481b-11e0-b6fd-000bcdca4d7a said...

eine wundervolle Bilderreihe..ich mag Elefanten

LG vom katerchen

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful photos! They look like they really enjoy bathing a lot.

Jacoba said...

Absolutely gorgeous, so Majestic and so cute also!
Happy Sunday,
Jacoba

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Sweet!!!! What a great post of such a celebration...44 years. That's awesome. And Baylor, cute, cute, cute.

I LOVE ZOOS.

Pia said...

This is a wonderful post! It is always nice to see when animals are well cared for. Love the elephants playing with youngsters!

Lorrie said...

Elephants are such social creatures - fun to watch them interact. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Such fun to swim and play all day. Delightful photos. Valerie

Rajesh said...

Great shots. Lot of fun there.

Betty Manousos said...

absolutely loved seeing that adorable creatures!

i love elephants (so smart animals) and i also love your blog!

have a great week ahead~

Mary said...

Wonderful shots and mosaics Snap! I have a special place in my heart for elephants!