Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pancakes With The Pachyderms

There is just no better way to start off a Holiday week for me
than to go to the Houston Zoo.
Last weekend was Pancakes with the Pachyderms,
a celebration of the opening of the completion of the McNair elephant habitat
and, as you can tell,
taking pictures of the pancakes wasn't on my list of things to do!
I will say that breakfast was very good ... a whole buffet spread
that included eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, scones, breakfast rolls,
Mimosas, Bloody Marys and you could order up an omelet if you wished.

 The stars of the show were the Asian Elephants.
Tess (with the blond hair at her ears), 
Tupelo (Tess' calf),
Baylor and Shanti (Baylor's Mom).

Asian Elephants

Baby Tupelo seems to always take over the show.
What a cutie and such a little squirt!

Asian Elephants

Tupelo had an exciting morning and was resting and thinking
about what to get into next!

Asian Elephants

Tupelo and Baylor love their new space.
It includes a big pool for them to play in.

Asian Elephants

Baylor trying to goof off with his Mom, Shanti.
Shanti is very patient!

Asian Elephants

This is Thailand.
Dad to Tupelo and Baylor.

A big thank you to Misty for being our hostess for Camera Critters.

Wishing YOU well and a JOY filled weekend.


LDH said...

Such fun! Aren't they just so cute and playful. BIG and playful :)

One said...

The small one does take over the show. Such a cutie. I am planning to meet up with elephants soon.

Anonymous said...

Aren't they HUGE! My goodness... but oh so cool! =)

Mimmu / Leena said...

They really are worth photographin. Just great images.

Thank you for your visit and comment.
Good weekend to you !

Pondside said...

What a great outing!
Once again, your header just made me feel soooo good.

Denise said...

Love the shots of the elephants and that little one is such a cutie.

Phil said...

Don't you just love elephants? I do, they are definitely intelligent, you only have to watch them for a minute or two to realise that.

Sivinden said...

You got som great shots of the elephants! What a nice experience.

Jenn Jilks said...

Pancake fundraisers are the best!

Great photos!
We have deer and wild turkey roaming our property, it keeps the kittens amused.

Thanks for visiting my kittens!

Anonymous said...

Great captures!
I love elephants! I hope they're happy and healthy in their new environment.

Shoshana said...

Awww, so sweet!

My critter

Deb said...

They are beautiful. My second favorite animal. 4 of them in my home would be a little tight. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

How good of you to get out and support your local zoo on a holiday weekend.

Fabulous photos of the elephants. And thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment on my blog. I appreciate it. :)

CameraCruise said...

Great shots!
Love all the shots.
I don't know the colour of the eggs, I only met the little beauty in the park.
Have a great weekend :O)

Buttercup said...

I like elephants and this post very much. Tupelo and Baylor are so cute!

Barb said...

Snap, What captivating elephant photos. Those dusty pachyderms look like they could use a swim in the pool!

Icy BC said...

Elephants are wonderful, and fascinating critters to watch.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Good evening from Italy I am still playing catch up after completing our olive harvest, which is why I have not visited for awhile. Lots to catch up on, love the elephants, we went to an elephant show in Thailand recently. As you are a keen photographer you may also be interested to hear I have started a photography blog. :)

eileeninmd said...

I love elephants, great captures. The baby elephant is just adorable. Wonderful photos.

Cindy said...

Elephants are one of my favorite animals in the world. They're so intelligent - gentle giants. Thanks for sharing!