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Saw a baby elephant...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Arch, 4 Sep 2007.

  1. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    in the Museum of Zoology in Cambridge at the weekend...

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    Well, ok, it's not a baby exactly, but it's not mature anyway, based on the level of epiphyseal fusion, it's more of a teenager...


    They also had a great mutant double pronged narwhal!
     
  2. pzycoman

    pzycoman New Member

    Location:
    Huffing a kitten
    It looks a bit thin, could do with some food I think...
     
  3. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    well that's your theory shot down in flames arch, unless the tusks double as hoses. :ohmy:
     
  4. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    It'd make a nice pet, no food needed, no mess to clear up...how much are these skeletal elephants?
     
  5. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    Very funny :ohmy:
     
  6. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    Nice try Arch!

    But it's not going to divert our attention away from the pressing matter of the day:

    Did they, or did they not have a Zonkey? And if so to which species was it assigned ? And what inferences about the origins of the universe can we draw from that ?

    Please tell us. Some of us have been on tender hooks all day!
     
  7. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    Does your new friend have a name yet?
     
  8. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Joke:

    Q. Why has an elephant got four feet?

    A. Because it would look stupid with four inches.
     
  9. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    You don't see an elephant from one month's end ot the next. Then two come along at once!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environme...ervation.endangeredhabitats?picture=330676434
     
  10. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland
    Get thee to the Geek thread
     
  11. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    That's a great Museum Arch, eh?
    I was at a formal drinks party there couple of years ago where I was meant to be "networking" with the great and the good of the Dairy Industry...frankly the exhibits were waaaay too interesting to be getting any work done!
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Ooh, I want a wicker elephant!

    Yeah, the 4 of us really liked it. So many interesting skellies. Including a Chillingham bull, which was interesting for me because it was much smaller than I expected, despite me having measured a load of bones at the Nat Hist a couple of years ago. It was looking rather nervously across at the Aurochs, the ancestral cattle, and about twice the size of the Chillingham!

    Also liked the rearing horse skelly in the foyer, and of course, the Whale outside on the balcony!
     
  13. laertes

    laertes Senior Member

    I saw a baby elephant at Dublin Zoo in the summer. He/she had some very large relatives alongside so I refrained from making inquiries about car washing.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    You'd be alright, as long as you offered enough buns. No elephant Mum wants to see her child exploited for less than a decent wage...
     
  15. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    what is it with elephants and buns?