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"The Elephant song"

By kuipje  
Yetserday I went to th Rotterdam Zoo and took this picture
A baby elephant was born in Rotterdam Zoo on the 20th August, 2015 and itís a boy!. The little bull is doing well; he is already playing outside, he is suckling well and sleeps a lot. Grandmother, Irma, and mother, Bangka, rarely leave his side. His sister Faya and cousin Nhi Linh both find him very interesting and his big sister is already trying to protect him.
This is the sixteenth baby elephant born in Rotterdam Zoo. He is the second baby of fourteen year old Bangka. The birth went very smoothly, with the baby standing within a few minutes of delivery and suckling for the first time about an hour and a half later. Newborn elephant calves weigh about 80kg.

Tags: The netherlands Zoo Rotterdam Pets and captive animals Canon eos 5D Reeuwijk Kuipjedebats JC Kuipers SP AF 70-200mm Fand28 Di LD IF MACRO

Voters: ColleenA, Daisymaye, PranavMishra and 17 more


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ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
8 Oct 2015 4:48AM
Sooooo cute. Love elephants
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
8 Oct 2015 4:49AM
Such a good looking baby. Great shot.
tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
8 Oct 2015 5:09AM
He looks good and healthy. One can only imagine all that he will learn from his family. Good image. TG
Ted447 Plus
8 216 1 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2015 6:33AM
Lovely image. Ted. GrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
8 Oct 2015 7:41AM
Cute and hairy!! Grin
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2015 10:24AM
what a darling he looks....
gosh quite heavy at birth as well....
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kuipje 7 3 Netherlands
8 Oct 2015 11:10AM
Hi dear.
You should have known what my weight was when I was bornBlush
(well of course I wasn't born they just found me under the apple tree)SadSad
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2015 1:15PM
Won't be long before he's making trunk calls Jos.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2015 4:03PM

Quote:He looks good and healthy. One can only imagine all that he will learn from his family. Good image. TG


A visual delight. So very well captured Jos.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
8 Oct 2015 4:45PM
He looks wonderful I love elephants, a really good story ,

Under an apple tree? not the stork ? the stork brought me. Smile


Patty GrinGrinGrinGrin
8 Oct 2015 4:51PM
Wonderful capture
kuipje 7 3 Netherlands
8 Oct 2015 4:51PM
No, no dear Patty. That you believe in the Stork story, tsj, tsj. I don't know about England but here it is "under the apple tree" Holland export lots of apples (read humans)
Sorry about the trueBlush

Your appleish friend

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