American Elephants

The Extremists Are Coming, The Extremists Are Coming! by The Elephant's Child

This video from Andrew Klavan on the Culture is a couple of years old, which just goes to show you that nothing much changes.  Nancy Pelosi is not Speaker any more,  but nothing else is all that different.

The more things change, the more they stay the same, or something like that.

Friday Morning Cuteness, and Species Preservation. by The Elephant's Child


This handsome little fellow is not a nod to our political opponents, but a Przewalski’s foal, born at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in England, helping to preserve a species that was once extinct in the wild. Due to hunting and competition with livestock for water and pasture, Przewalski’s horses became extinct in Mongolia, their last refuge in the wild, in the 1970’s. This male foal was born last October and was the first born at Port Lympne in a almost a decade. Through a cooperative captive breeding program, the species has been bred in captivity and protected. After successful reintroductions to the wild , Przewalski’s Horses were listed as Critically Endangered, and revised in 2011 to just Endangered. The birth of a new foal is another vital step in continuing to protect this rare species. Here he is with mom.


Zoos have come a long way just in my lifetime. Visit zoo borns often to see the good work they do, and the cute offspring of species you never heard of.


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