Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Photos: NC State Zoo Elephants

 At the NC State Zoo, like practically every zoo ever, there were elephants. I can tell Daisy really likes elephants.
 Because she's always excited to see them. Maybe not nearly as much as say, a polar bear, but still she really likes them. 
Near the elephants is this helicopter with no real controls or even propellers. I didn't take the time to really notice the purpose of this, but I think it was noting how they use helicopters a lot when studying elephants... I guess.  
Either way, it was fun to sit in. 

12 comments:

  1. Elephants and giraffes are always my favorites.

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  2. I love elephants too ! Are beautiful !!

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  3. Maybe Daisy has an affinity with elephants as they are found in Laos?
    Certainly are in plentiful supply in Thailand and Cambodia.
    Used for heaps of jobs........actually I believe without elephants in S.E.Asia.......those countries would not exist.
    Most top resorts on/with the beach fronts of S.E.Asia have elephants for show and entertainment for the kids (and adults!!!).
    One a word of warning, don't join them when the handlers let the younger ones loose for a romp in the surf. They really can squash you when they play rolly-pollies in the waves.............I know!
    a frolicking young one rolled with great gusto on top of me! I had a lot of sand in my mouth - ha ha. Ouch. Still it was fun.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  4. You can't go wrong with elephants and helicopters.

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  5. too bad you couldn't go for a ride!

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  6. It's fun seeing new zoo's. When our children were growing up, about every vacation we took included one- Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium (NE), Shedd Aquarium (Chicago),Seattle Aquarium (WA), Sea World (FL) and many others. I can't say it enough- zoo's are fun. Your images confirm that statement!

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  7. Elephants are a hallmark species and we need to do everything we can to protect them.

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  8. Elephants are such amazing animals. My zoo is really tiny and doesn't have elephants, so I do like to see them when we visit zoos on our travels.

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  9. the helicopter is for photo opportunity! hahaha :) anyway, daisy is so cute with her elephant fascination. my brother by the was has a fascination with giraffes haha.

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  10. I enjoy elephants too! I'd be right there with Daisy!

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