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Saturday, August 08, 2009

Beco the Asian Elephant



Beco was born March 27th at the Columbus Zoo. We're especially fond of Beco, since he and Weston were born the exact same month. Weston was 8 pounds, 3 ounces at birth, while Beco was a whopping 303 pounds! On July 20th, the zoo posted that Beco was almost 600 pounds on their facebook page. He still isn't going into the outside pool at the zoo yet. His brother, Bohdi, was in the water almost immediately- Beco is a bit more timid.

Although Beco is 600 pounds, he's still tiny compared to his mother. If you have a chance, stop at the zoo to see this little elephant. You really have to see how small he is to appreciate him- he almost looks like a toy. Just like a big elephant, but much cuter. He's slightly uncoordinated, but his movements are so much fater than an adult elephant. He has grown quite a bit- here is a picture of him that I displayed on Tom Arbour Photography a few months ago.

We're not done yet with the zoo animal series- still up- creatures from Australia, one of my favorite places in the world.

This is my contribution to this week's Camera Critters meme.

Camera Critters

Tom

17 comments:

  1. He is BIG BIG
    but sooooooo CUTE :)
    Fantastic shot !!

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  2. He's SOOOOOOOOOOO awesome! I bet your wife is relieved that Weston was the size he was and not at big as the elephant! hehe

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  3. Baby elephants are adorable, like most baby animals. I love the hair!

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  4. I love elephants! And this is just such a cutie. I wouldn't mind visiting him, but it would be a bit far all the way from Europe...

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  5. This is my son's favorite animal. I wish we could see him in person.

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  6. It is a beautiful photo, Tom and the one on your other blog is especially nice.

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  7. Beautiful shot! Love the fuzzy hair on his head!

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  8. Wonderful shot of the baby elephant. They are so cute!

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  9. Ohhhh he is so cute!BIG but cute :) Its special for Weston to be able to share a birthday with this baby. Well at least he may think so some day.

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  10. whata sweet little big face!!

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  11. Elephants are such lovely creatures. Thank you for sharing a photo of this special baby elephant :)

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  12. So adorable! He does look really tiny yet (for an elephant) Great shot of him.

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