It was, it was. I was actually about 10 yards from them, I just got lucky with the zoom lens. Not bad for a small digital compact.
Now, the elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka, I got that close to them *holds up thumb and finger, touching* they were gorgeous! *glees*. And I bathed a few in the river.
Sadly all the photos (and I got loads) were on the hard drive that blew up.