Tuesday, November 13, 2012

a baby titan

 after a very early and lengthy morning of checking into our hotel in Nairobi, we jumped back into our white vans and headed off to the elephant orphanage. 

standing behind a roped off red clay area, mint green robed care takers placed baby bottles the size of which you've never seen before every few foot along the rope.
materializing from behind some vegetation to our left, approximately 20 baby elephants came charging down the path to get their bottles of delicious creamy milk. the crowd was entertained by these tiny pachyderms greedily feeding from the bottles held firmly by their care takers until the last drop was polished off! then the antics started...tug o' war with trunks, goosing, a few fights and a lively game of soccer ensued. i can't tell you how awestruck and overjoyed i was! never had i seen a sight like this before!
so this new drawing in progress is of one of these sweeter than honey baby elephants, who i came to love more than any other animal on our adventurous safari in kenya. funny, i really thought the cats would be my favorites!


Katherine Kean said...

Elephants are miracles, aren't they?

patty said...

Wow, what a fabulous experience!! Very, very special and even more special that you can document it in this way. Love it!

Hey, I'm noticing that my latest blog post is not showing up in my reader as it normally does.... I'm wondering if others can see it?? (I posted it yesterday - can you see it?)(thanks for your help!)

Amelia said...

wow - what an amazing-sounding experience. I need to get out more :)

Thanks for stopping by the blog - a got a couple of questions going on the latest post, would love to hear your views if you have a mo!


Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Aww... they are so sweet!! Oh my goodness. A wonderful inspiration for your art! :)

Anonymous said...

What a nice experience, that resulted in some excellent drawings.


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