Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Too funny

I have nothing of interest to say today but I checked out the Elephant Sanctuary's website to get an update on Dulary.

Some of your know Dulary is The Elephant Sanctuary's latest resident. She came from the Philadelphia Zoo in May. Although her living conditions at the zoo were not ideal, she was greatly loved and dare I say that she was one pampered packyderm.

I had to laugh at some of the updates saying she was adjusting well and was starting to "respectfully" interact with her caregivers. Hmmm, I wonder what that means?

The latest update stated that her caregivers noticed she has taken up the hobby of rock collecting. But guess where she stores them:



Can you see it? On the top of her head!! They said she likes to put a rock on her head and balance it as she walks around. What a character!

6 comments:

cat59 said...

That is a riot! Thanks for the update.

KGMom said...

Maybe putting the rock on her head is part of her training to be a well bred lady--you know, like walking with a book on your head to keep your posture straight?!?

Mary said...

Ok, there must be a reason for this but I can't stop laughing! If you or anyone knows the scoop on the "rock head", I want to know.

possumlady said...

kgmom, you may be right! She's not used to being with other elephants so maybe she is trying to impress them with her good posture.

Mary, I really don't know what the scoop is on this. I do know that elephants routinely toss dirt, grass and hay on their heads and back for protection from the sun and bugs and maybe this is just an extension of that. BUT, elephants also have a great sense of humor. If I had time, I'd look through the Elephant Sanctuary's archives of photos as I know I saw a photo of an elephant that had put a tire on her head and was walking around with it for a while. Maybe those are the class clowns saying "look at me, look at me!"

Mary said...

Elephants with a sense of humor. I love it!

Julie Zickefoose said...

This reminds me of watching the orangs at the Natl. Zoo clowning around with their burlap bags and hats. I love love love this.
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