Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes Or Fives

IN A NEW POST PUBLISHED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE “THREE” PHOTOS TO TELL A STORY

The Saint Louis Zoo actually has a herd of ten Indian elephants. And last summer I set out to photograph the entire herd. While they do have spacious exhibit enclosures the herd has to be split up when on public display.RAJA

RAJA, the only male in the herd and the father of four daughters has his own private stomping grounds with pools and water falls.

Here are two of the females with their daughters born in 2012 and 2013. MOM BABIES

MOM DAUGHTER

And here are the AUNTIES … the other females in the herd who share in raising the young ones.

AUNTIES 2

THE AUNTIESDid I manage to capture the entire herd on my (five) photos?  No, I missed one. In addition to the public viewing areas seen in these photos, the herd also has a private ELEPHANT WOODS that simulates the jungle areas where the elephants once lived in the wild.

Sorry, I couldn’t tell my story in just three photos.

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About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on February 21, 2014, in Weekly Photo Challenge and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Nice photos. The baby elephants are especially cute.

    • Two of the aunts are Raja’s daughters who will grow up as old maids unless someone comes up with another male elephant. But the ladies only allow one adult male in the herd.

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