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Elephant Custody Dispute

A new baby elephant was born Friday at the Oregon Zoo. The calf, a female, is doing fine so far. But animal rights activists discovered that although the mother belongs to the zoo, the actual owner of the yet-unnamed baby is  the private elephant ranch Have Trunk Will Travel. That discovery sparked such an outcry [...]

Making Dinosaur Sounds for Jurassic Park

How do you make a dinosaur roar, when we have no idea what dinosaurs actually sounded like? The sound designers for Jurassic Park recorded living animals and combined them. In this short video, we learn a little about field recording, sampling, and the art of making an extinct dinosaur roar. Keep an [...]

Baby Elephant Sneezes

With that nose, you’d expect that when a baby elephant sneezes, it’s an epic event … epicly cute, that is. Hit play and say gesundheit: Link [YouTube]

A Cute And Clumsy Baby Elephant Playing With A Soccer Ball

(YouTube Link) Well, I think the title says it all on this one folks! This cute, clumsy baby elephant kicks the ball around for a bit, falling down here and there and amusing every human in attendance. And now that the video has been shared on the interwebs it can amuse people across the globe with it’s [...]

Tiny mammoths lived on Crete

Mammoths the size of a baby elephant roamed the Greek island of Crete over 3 million years ago. It was the smallest species of mammoth ever to walk th…

Baby Elephant Frolicking on the Beach

(Video Link) Adorable baby elephant is adorable. This scene was shot in Phuket, Thailand. via Geekosystem | Previously: A Celebration of Elephants

Kipling Tale Photographed in South Africa

In the Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling, the explanation for how the elephant got its trunk involved a crocodile that pulled on a baby elephant’s nose until it stretched out. That same scene was photographed recently in South Africa. A baby elephant was taking a drink when a crocodile, hidden under the surface of [...]