Join our zoo community
tahninial

Elephant Eating Flowers - Around 1990

A better picture of the elephants going for the foliage around their exhibit, than the one I uploaded earlier

Elephant Eating Flowers - Around 1990
tahninial, 24 Feb 2008
    • tahninial
      A better picture of the elephants going for the foliage around their exhibit, than the one I uploaded earlier
    • patrick
      what an amazing photo...

      and what an amazingly dangerous exhibit!!
    • CZJimmy
      Don't worry patrick, it's long gone ;)

      big ha-has now...
    • okapikpr
      That elephant has probably done it before...look at its body posture and technique. I heard that many hoofstock/large mammals like to eat roses.
    • Meaghan Edwards
      I have an eleven year old dog who loves to eat rose hips, the other one likes to eat rose petals. :)

      Very interesting photo.
    • LeeMac13
      any idea which elephant this is?
    • zoomaniac
      An Asian elephant:) - sorry, I'could'nt resist....
    • Blackduiker
      This posture has always horrified me, remembering incidents of elephants falling into moats in days gone by.
    • SMR
      Including at Chester, but this photo is too late to be Jumbolino, who paid the ultimate price for his fall. Thankfully the moat is long gone and the paddock is completely different now.
    There are no comments to display.
  • Category:
    Chester Zoo
    Uploaded By:
    tahninial
    Date:
    24 Feb 2008
    View Count:
    5,679
    Comment Count:
    23

    EXIF Data

    File Size:
    565.8 KB
    Mime Type:
    image/jpeg
    Width:
    900px
    Height:
    609px
     

    Note: EXIF data is stored on valid file types when a photo is uploaded. The photo may have been manipulated since upload (rotated, flipped, cropped etc).