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This is where we go 'Aww, so cute!'
Wed 19-Jan-11
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Toffeeapple
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Anyone like baby Elephants?

See Uli here, he really is cute and was born on Sunday night without human assistance.  His mother is called Sabie.

I'll try that again!

Wed 19-Jan-11
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Rae Mond
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EVERYONE likes baby elephants TA.

They're awesome, and indeed, soooo cute!

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Wed 19-Jan-11
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You wouldn't know I like elephants ....... I have rather a lot in my house ... I even have a rocking elephant     laugh

They are gorgeous!

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Wed 19-Jan-11
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wave  It's funny you should post that today TA.  Last night after my meeting, I watched a programme called The Zoo.  I saw a baby elephant being born.  It was wonderful.  All the keepers were on hand in case the mother needed help and they dashed in when it was born to make sure all was well.  I was glad I had stayed up to see it.  Then,  you saw it later on outside with his proud Mum.

 Elephants are amazing animals, so intelligent and family orientated.  I love them too.

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Thu 20-Jan-11
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Aww, so cute!

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Thu 20-Jan-11
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I spent ages watching a mother elephant and her two babies ( 1 small,1 medium) dustbathing then water bathing in their enclosure at Berlin Zoo last year- they were hilarious in the water,having such fun, but the best bit was when mother walked up to the edge and tested the water very daintily with the tips of her toes before entering....

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Thu 20-Jan-11
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Aww, that sounds very cute Kate.

I'll try that again!

Thu 27-Jan-11
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Isn't it amazing something sooooo small ends up sooooo big?

Cute factor off the charts!

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Thu 7-Apr-11
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Cute?  - I think so!

This is Kara my elderly jackdaw, turning on the fan heater. I hope linking it this way works.

First she checks that its turned on - the right hand knob. Then she
pecks at the thermostat - left hand knob - to turn it up so the heater
starts working. You'll see the red light come on. She's been doing this
all evening. I turn it down, she comes and turns it back up again. She's
even learnt to make sure the knob is turned up far enough for it to
keep going for a good while. Clever bird!

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Fri 8-Apr-11
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That's amazing, Ruth.  Jackdaws are so clever, my grandfather had one as a pet when I was a child and I seem to recall it was a very good mimic, and liked to steal things!

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Fri 8-Apr-11
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Ruth: Amazing, thanks for showing.

I have reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me...

Fri 8-Apr-11
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wave  Absolutely fantastic Ruth.  What a clever bird.

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Fri 8-Apr-11
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She's amazing isn't she? Her blindness set her back for quite a while until she came to terms with it. I reckon she can see big shapes, light and dark, but not much more. She can't see where to peck when I offer her titbits, and when she drops something on the floor she has to feel around with her foot to find it again. She positions her toys as landmarks in her cage and spends a lot of time checking their locations and rearranging them. 

I wish I'd had the chance to video her the day a few years back when she wanted the halogen heater on. She saw the power light wasn't on, followed the cable back to the plug, picked it up and tried to poke it into the socket! We could hardly believe our eyes, but she was quite sure of herself.

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Fri 8-Apr-11
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Wow " that's brilliant!  How clever, just shows you what animals will learn.  And we're supposed to be the clever ones " that go to work, and pay taxes¦ aargh

I'm loving little Uli too.

Fri 8-Apr-11
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Ruth, that's brilliant. Thanks for that!   ok

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