Monday, October 05, 2009

Baby Zuri at Hogle Zoo.

"Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant - the only harmless great thing."
~John Donne

On August 10, 2009 a female African elephant was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, the first born at Hogle Zoo in over 90 years. What a treat! I haven't yet been to see her, and now I'm afraid it's gotten too cold for her to be out. Last Monday the high was 88 degrees. Last Tuesday? Oh, about 58. Wow.

Tonight, I was reminded of Zuri by a friend, and found the blog her keepers are writing about her adventures. This video was too funny to not post. So here you go. Happy Monday! (or Tuesday, by the time most of you see this.)

Check out baby Zuri's blog here.

Oh, and if you really love elephants, live in Salt Lake City, and happen to have a degree in zoology, they're hiring a full-time Elephant Relief Keeper here.


Stella said...

So cute! This makes me really want to make a trip to the Hogle Zoo now. :)

Anonymous said...

Dear daughter,

I remember our first mud bath together in Calistoga. I did not know there would be so many twigs or that I would feel so claustrophobic. I have never been back for a second bath. Have you?



Nancy said...

Soooooooooo cute!!!!! I want a baby elephant!!!!!! Thanks Emmy

eclaires said...

Dear Mom,

You had me rolling laughing when I read your comment. The funniest thing is that I, too, was thinking of our mud bath in Calistoga as I watch Christie (the mom elephant) and Zuri rolling in the mud. Very funny.

Twigs and all, I'd do it again. :)


Kimberlee Koplin Mills St. Clair said...

Oh this made me smile. I love elephants - can't wait to visit the zoo next year...did you ever remember what I was supposed to name the new baby???

Sharona said...

Make that Happy Wednesday. How cute! I love it when her legs slide out and make her flop. It's hilarious to watch little ones stumble around. And I mean that in the nicest, most sympathetic way possible. :)