Sad to announce the death today of Ellen the elephant. Ellen was 60 yrs old. She was predeceased in May 2011 by her long time companion, Mary, who was also 60. Ellen & Mary were loved by decades of zoo visitors. I loved watching them & both will be sadly missed!
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Michael Mosley 06 Oct 2011s of these animals were abused and beaten at the hands of their handlers---what kind of person could do such things? I hope this one and her companion/friend had no such hardships in life.
Ajade Faulkner 09 Aug 2011That is very doleful...love elephants so much. Looks like Indian Elephants here. What zoo was Ellen a resident of? Reminds me of the couple of female companion elephants at the Sanford Zoo here. One was much older than the other. They liked to eat little pumpkins and celery stalks. Love elephants so much, the gentleness in the eyes here reveals it all...what a beautiful, magnificent creature. Lovely shots!
Premnarain Gupta 02 Aug 2011Excellent closeuo shot Prem?Dekora Art
Karen Helsing 06 Jul 2011I'm sorry about the deaths of the 2 elephants. Animals are wonderful creatures of nature.
Kate Gallagher 06 Jul 2011Very moving photos -- a lovely tribute