*Sound on* It’s #worldelephantday
This big girl didn’t want us to go. It was adorable. I think she just needed a kiss 😘 You can see her trunk coming in through the window checking us out. You can also see her orange eye 👁 bulge at the end - she was a little scared of the car (they hate the sound of the motor). And that’s just it. These animals have opinions, fears, things that annoy them, things they love. They are so much like us (as if that’s the criteria that makes a creature worthy of existence). The point is they are emotionally complex, exert a massive influence on the world around them, and deserve respect. Always. And don’t be fooled by the radio collar - this is a WILD elephant 🙏✊🐘🐘🐘🐘✊🙏
I’m posting elephants and wild content from India this week in celebration for the my new book, also for @showrunnerproductions @netflix 72:Asia. This work was partly funded by the @geosocietyphila - and major thanks to @neetimahesh & @gowrivaranashi - 😎
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@shane_is_dead isn’t this amazing
@dragonfire_ink missing Lakshmi :)
@meeshupork this is the greatest video ever
I can’t wait to meet these majestic creatures. Might be a good time to repost the Dovima-esque photo of Gowri and the elephant!!
You have a cool life @paulrosolie your doing exactly what I would have done if I didn't end up having kids! So happy I did but had I not done so I would have gone your route...
Welcome to india
@happyme72 the elephant in this video was once captive and then was rescued and re-wilded. So she’s friendly - but what you experienced is more and more the case - elephants have less habitat and are increasingly in conflict with farmers and the forest department - it’s really complex and sad
They are so majestic 😍😍
Oh wow... her eyes! What a beautiful and intelligent creature. You’re so lucky to have such an experience! 💚🐝
@eva_kmi oh 😍
We had a far different experience while in India. While staying iat Nameri National Park a male in musk had already attacked a forest reserve elephant and would try to get into our camp every night. The rangers would set off fire crackers to drive him away. We glimpsed him several times and it is a thrilling/harrowing experience. One I will never forget.
@ai.sha4043 hahaha elephant day is tomorrow 😂😂😂😂
@hbrappp2 Must. Pet. All. Animals.
just found on Naomi's page that its international lions days
Love. It’s universal. Plants. Animals. People. Earth. The universe. All existence. Love.
@ana_.gnzlz Whoaaa 😍❤️
She's beautiful! So wish I could spend time with some!
@maabbii_ it was once captive but was released to be wild and mate with wild elephants so she is friendly wild - very rare ;)
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Beautiful, so much love. Every living and non living thing needs a kiss
Now that’s a proper goodbye! So incredible
Your feed is bananas. I'm blown away. Breathtaking!!
That *must* be nothing short of a spiritual experience, to be in the presence of an elephant. So incredible.
WILD?? I've always thought wild animals shouldn't be comfortable around humans! How could she be this comfy if this is her first confrontation with humans?
Cuteness overload! Smooching a wild elephant has got to be heaven on earth! Annnd your message has just got to resonate with anyone with a beating heart!❤️
Thanks a bunch for sharing this majestic encounter❤️. Truly inspiring.