Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Elephants Reunited After 20 Years

I received the following note the other day…

It's very rare for elephants to display this kind of emotion in captivity and it's probably the first time such a thing has been documented on film. You are about to see a moving video of two elephants reunited after more than 20 years.

The Dallas Zoo had an elephant, named Jenny, who was alone for two decades after they sent Shirley, their other elephant, to another zoo for mating. There was talk about sending her to a zoo in Mexico, but the outcry from animal lovers prevented that. We can only imagine the loneliness these animals felt to have been isolated for so long when they are naturally loving toward all members of their troupe. After so many years now they each have a companion to spend their days with.

Jenny and Shirley were together, at the same circus, when Jenny was a calf and Shirley was in her twenties. The two lived one winter together, but then were separated twenty-two years ago.

Just remarkable ! And absolutely worth the watch....

Animals are amazing.
Be kind to animals.

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Don’t let doing the “perfect” thing,
be the enemy of doing the “good” thing.

Quote of the Day
Everyone must take time to sit
and watch the leaves turn. 
~Elizabeth Lawrence

Joke of the Day

Having just moved into his new office, a pompous, new Colonel was sitting at his desk when an airman knocked on the door. Conscious of his new position, the Colonel quickly picked up the phone, told the airman to enter, then said into the phone, "Yes, General, I'll be seeing him this afternoon and I'll pass along your message. In the meantime, thank you for your good wishes, sir.

Feeling as though he had sufficiently impressed the young enlisted man, he asked, "What do you want ?"

"Nothing important, sir," the airman replied, "I'm just here to hook-up your telephone."

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