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(Daily Mail)   Pics of herd of elephants bidding farewell to three-month-old calf that died of congenital heart defect   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2012-01-24 08:14:56 AM  
Elephants never forget.

And they never forgive.
 
2012-01-24 08:23:52 AM  

vudukungfu: Elephants never forget.

And they never forgive.


Actually, that poses an interesting question. Since the calf died during a scan (i.e. while people are around), are the elephants aggrieved with their human keepers now and believe that they killed the calf? Or do they realize that it was done while attempting to save it?
 
2012-01-24 08:26:36 AM  
They're just packing it's truck for the final ride.
 
2012-01-24 08:32:57 AM  
Dusty in here...
 
2012-01-24 08:33:43 AM  

RexTalionis: vudukungfu: Elephants never forget.

And they never forgive.

Actually, that poses an interesting question. Since the calf died during a scan (i.e. while people are around), are the elephants aggrieved with their human keepers now and believe that they killed the calf? Or do they realize that it was done while attempting to save it?


If they stampede we'll have the answer.

Pics made me sad.
 
2012-01-24 08:34:34 AM  
Yo dawg I herd you like baby elephants so I put a baby elephant in yo herd so something something
 
2012-01-24 08:35:17 AM  
Do not taunt grieving elephants
 
2012-01-24 08:43:52 AM  
Link (new window)

/has a sad
 
2012-01-24 08:45:25 AM  
Yeah, I think there's a dust problem in here...

And I gotta go...my allergies are flaring up.

/Very touching, and very sad
 
2012-01-24 08:46:38 AM  
Tears are welling up in my eyes as I write this because I find this story almost too much to bear following the incident at the weekend where we found a grey squirrel dead in our local woods. My family was inconsolable and my husband wept openly all day Sunday. That evening my cousin in Australia called to tell me that they had spotted a dead baby kangaroo by the roadside last year. I couldn't stop crying thinking about it all day yesterday. It's the inhumanity of it all. When will we learn?

- Una Hinged, Animal Planet (not the E.U), 24/1/2012 6:36

Okay, which one of you Farkers posted this?
 
2012-01-24 08:47:06 AM  
That is very heartbreaking.
 
2012-01-24 08:51:36 AM  
Heartbreaking.
 
2012-01-24 08:52:09 AM  
:(

Onions.
 
2012-01-24 08:52:56 AM  
Yep. This was a great way to start the day. Where's my zoloft...
 
2012-01-24 08:54:42 AM  
Dang it.
 
2012-01-24 08:55:06 AM  
dogboy360

Link (new window)

/has a sad


Good save. It helped me feel a bit better
 
2012-01-24 08:55:23 AM  
Onions and dust? Nope, just crying. Not ashamed.

\taking it like a man
 
2012-01-24 08:55:44 AM  
this is way sadder than when amy winehouse died
 
2012-01-24 08:56:56 AM  
meh, grew up on a farm, everything dies it's fact of life
in the wild would probably already be dead

/probably gonna get a lot of hate for this one
//can't stand zoo
///I guess that is the scanner they use for the obese patients, that don't fit in the the normal one at the hospital.
 
2012-01-24 08:58:34 AM  
Does anybody else hate elephants? Easy come easy go...
 
2012-01-24 09:00:23 AM  

TenJed_77: meh, grew up on a farm, everything dies it's fact of life
in the wild would probably already be dead

/probably gonna get a lot of hate for this one
//can't stand zoo
///I guess that is the scanner they use for the obese patients, that don't fit in the the normal one at the hospital.


if anyone knocks on your for that they are pretty stupid, it's the truth.
 
2012-01-24 09:02:02 AM  

PlatinumDragon: Dusty in here...


Dusty everywhere :(
 
2012-01-24 09:03:32 AM  

TenJed_77: meh, grew up on a farm, everything dies it's fact of life


Except for Turritopsis Nutricula.
 
2012-01-24 09:04:06 AM  

chrisco123: Does anybody else hate elephants? Easy come easy go...


Nope, just you . . .


Post comment immediately without previewing first
 
2012-01-24 09:06:47 AM  

TenJed_77: meh, grew up on a farm, everything dies it's fact of life
in the wild would probably already be dead

/probably gonna get a lot of hate for this one
//can't stand zoo
///I guess that is the scanner they use for the obese patients, that don't fit in the the normal one at the hospital.


Not knocking the sentiment, but I think the sadness is associated with that they (the other elephants) recognize death. They have a knowledge of its passing.

Is that not a bit different than most animals?

/Did not grow up on a farm
//Didn't even have pets
 
2012-01-24 09:07:48 AM  
Q: What do elephants have between their toes?

A: Slow running natives.
 
2012-01-24 09:09:35 AM  

chrisco123: Does anybody else hate elephants? Easy come easy go...


It's just you.

I love elephants. Magnificent animals.

Baby elephants are as awesome as baby penguins and puppies COMBINED.

/Unless the baby penguins are wearing sweaters. That's a game ender no matter what.
 
2012-01-24 09:09:56 AM  
Well I be done seen 'bout ev'rything
When I see a elephant die
 
2012-01-24 09:13:20 AM  

grokca: Well I be done seen 'bout ev'rything
When I see a elephant die


+1 would lol again.
 
2012-01-24 09:15:31 AM  

BurnShrike: Tears are welling up in my eyes as I write this because I find this story almost too much to bear following the incident at the weekend where we found a grey squirrel dead in our local woods. My family was inconsolable and my husband wept openly all day Sunday. That evening my cousin in Australia called to tell me that they had spotted a dead baby kangaroo by the roadside last year. I couldn't stop crying thinking about it all day yesterday. It's the inhumanity of it all. When will we learn?

- Una Hinged, Animal Planet (not the E.U), 24/1/2012 6:36

Okay, which one of you Farkers posted this?


spentmiles?
 
2012-01-24 09:17:33 AM  

RexTalionis: vudukungfu: Elephants never forget.

And they never forgive.

Actually, that poses an interesting question. Since the calf died during a scan (i.e. while people are around), are the elephants aggrieved with their human keepers now and believe that they killed the calf? Or do they realize that it was done while attempting to save it?


They know the calf was sick and they know when they are sick and go off with the keepers they get help.
If the keepers have never shown to be ugly to them they will understand.
Elephants are really, really smart!
 
2012-01-24 09:17:36 AM  

Maurooned: Is that not a bit different than most animals?

/Did not grow up on a farm
//Didn't even have pets


Depends on the animal. Rabbits, chickens, and cows don't have the brainpower to notice that anything's different.

Dogs certainly miss a friend, as do horses. Don't know that they understand death, but they miss and mourn a lost companion.
Same for exotic birds. Lovebirds often die if their mate dies. A cockatoo, macaw, or parrot will very much miss a friend.

I think it depends on how social a species is.
 
2012-01-24 09:19:31 AM  
My goldfish do the same thing when I approach their bowl.
 
2012-01-24 09:19:51 AM  
Which one of you farkers maced me?
 
2012-01-24 09:23:54 AM  

TenJed_77: meh, grew up on a farm, everything dies it's fact of life
in the wild would probably already be dead

/probably gonna get a lot of hate for this one
//can't stand zoo
///I guess that is the scanner they use for the obese patients, that don't fit in the the normal one at the hospital.


I would agree because you're right but we have push all these animals to where they have no where to go so the zoo may be the only place to see them very soon. Very Sad
 
2012-01-24 09:25:33 AM  

Committee_For_Aesthetic_Deletions: /Unless the baby penguins are wearing sweaters. That's a game ender no matter what.


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2012-01-24 09:26:04 AM  
fark you subby, I can't cry at work!

*WWWAAAHHHHHH*
 
2012-01-24 09:29:20 AM  
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Mouth watering just thinking about it.
 
2012-01-24 09:31:49 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: My goldfish do the same thing when I approach their bowl.


Die of heart failure?
 
2012-01-24 09:32:17 AM  

TenJed_77: meh, grew up on a farm, everything dies it's fact of life
in the wild would probably already be dead

/probably gonna get a lot of hate for this one
//can't stand zoo
///I guess that is the scanner they use for the obese patients, that don't fit in the the normal one at the hospital.


My mom told me animals go to farms to get better when they're sick, not die. Like my dog Rex when I was seven.

You callin my mama a liar?
 
2012-01-24 09:33:01 AM  

RexTalionis: Committee_For_Aesthetic_Deletions: /Unless the baby penguins are wearing sweaters. That's a game ender no matter what.


See, now I barely care about the dead baby elephant!
 
2012-01-24 09:33:35 AM  

grokca: Well I be done seen 'bout ev'rything
When I see a elephant die


Goddammit. Liter +1
 
2012-01-24 09:34:28 AM  
Elephant joke thread!

Why do ducks have flat feet?

For putting out forest fires.

Why do elephants have flat feet?

For putting out flaming ducks.
 
2012-01-24 09:37:30 AM  
What do you do if an elephant comes in your window?

Swim for your life!
 
2012-01-24 09:37:40 AM  
At times like this I wonder if we are sad because we are just anthropomorphizing the elephant. Or is it because we realize that we are just animals too and are comprehending how small the differences are between us?
 
2012-01-24 09:40:29 AM  

RexTalionis: Committee_For_Aesthetic_Deletions: /Unless the baby penguins are wearing sweaters. That's a game ender no matter what.

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Cute.
 
2012-01-24 09:46:25 AM  
Was hoping to see a picture of this happening in the wild, not indoors at a GD zoo. What's with the people sitting on the log? Are they smiling?
 
2012-01-24 09:47:16 AM  

AbbeySomeone: RexTalionis: Committee_For_Aesthetic_Deletions: /Unless the baby penguins are wearing sweaters. That's a game ender no matter what.

[designyoutrust.com image 600x394]

Cute.


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2012-01-24 09:48:46 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: My goldfish do the same thing when I approach their bowl.


They pet your tusks with their trunks?
I kinda wanna meet your goldfish. But from afar...
 
2012-01-24 09:51:20 AM  

RexTalionis: vudukungfu: Elephants never forget.

And they never forgive.

Actually, that poses an interesting question. Since the calf died during a scan (i.e. while people are around), are the elephants aggrieved with their human keepers now and believe that they killed the calf? Or do they realize that it was done while attempting to save it?


Humans captured us in the wild, Chief. We was comin' back from the grasslands of f Kenya... just visited the graveyard. The Elephant Graveyard. Eleven hundred in the herd. Herd scattered in less'n 12 minutes. Didn't see the first humamn for about a half an hour. White. 6-footer. You know how you know that when you're caught on the ground in a net, Chief? You tell by looking at the size of their feet. What we didn't know, was our graveyard visit had been so secret, no ultrasound distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, humans...zookeepers come cruisin', so we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know, it was kinda like old squares in the battle like you see in the calendar named "The Battle of Waterloo" and the idea was: zookeeper comes to the nearest elephant, that elephant he starts poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the zookeeper will go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that zookeeper he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a zookeeper... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he picks ya for his zoo...and those eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The plains turns dark, and despite all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... pick the best specimens for their zoos. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred elephants. I don't know how many zookeepers, maybe a dozen. I know how many elephants, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday morning, Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, a calf...named Lola. Weak heart. I thought she was asleep. I reached over to wake her up. She lay lifeless, down on the ground. Well, she'd been taken by the zookeepers and returned a bit later. Noon, the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a photographer human saw us. He swung in low and he saw us... he was a young photographer, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper. Anyway, he saw us and he come in low and three hours later a big fat Daily Mail story with pictures gets printed. Showing how the zookeepers killed our own and taunted us with it. You know that was the time I was most frightened... waitin' for the humanity. I'll never make another trip to the graveyard again. So, eleven hundred elephants went on the journey; 316 elephants escaped, zookeepers took the rest, January 20th, 2012. Anyway, we visited Aunt Ethel's bones.
 
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