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18 November 2008

November 18 2008

For those who haven’t seen it yet, there is a nice video of Laksmipriya, our Mayapur elephant, on YouTube:

And here’s a few photos from Hrimati mataji, our defacto elephant expert.

Hrimati with LP

LP loves the hose


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Grey as a mouse, big as a house
5 October 2008

Ocotober 5 2008

Elephant Child- Rudyard Kipling

Grey as a mouse,

Big as a house,

Nose like a snake,

I make the earth shake,

As I tramp through the grass;

Trees crack as I pass. …

Biggest of all,

Huge, old and tall.

If ever’d you meet me,

You wouldn’t forget me.

If you never do,

You won’t think I’m true;

But old Oliphaunt am I,

And I never lie.

— Sam Gamgee, Lord of the Rings

There was a time when elephants were held in awe and reverence, but it seems that time has passed:


Here in Mayapur at least, there’s still a home for at least a couple of India’s pachyderms

Here’s a few more photos of Visnupriya, just delivered to my by Hrmati mataji. As you can see, at about 3 years old, she’s really cute.

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Visnupriya and Mum

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