Dec 1, 2009

Elephant Birth; or how I learned to kick my kid into the world.

This is a rather graphic video to watch, but I wanted to share it because I thought it was fascinating! Graphic footage of the first ever elephant birth filmed in Bali, Indonesia. The founder of the Elephant Safari Park at Taro, Bali, Nigel Mason talks us through the experience.


15 comments:

  1. I gave birth to triplets. I still think THAT might have possibly been a little more freaky!!

    Possibly!

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  2. Damn, Sam! I think I will not be having any red wine for a while after seeing that GUSH!

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  3. I felt bad that the baby had to drop onto a cement floor.

    I gave birth to twins naturally - without having any labour pains - just contractions. I had incredible pain with my first kid so I don't have a clue how that happened.

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  4. I will never again complain about giving birth to my 9 pound daughter. Amen.

    That being said, oh God, when mama elephant entwined trunks with the baby and got her breathing, I just about cried my eyes out!

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  5. You have to admit, they made good use of the slow motion! Over and over...

    Doc

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  6. OUCH! I feel her pain!
    Couldn't they have given Mom and baby a nice thick bed of straw for this? They really had to let baby drop onto a cement floor? And try to get footing on wet cement?

    They should show baby this video when he starts to complain about Mom's cooking.

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  7. What file type is this? For some reason, I cannot open these lately.
    Any suggestions?
    thanks

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  8. Thank you for reminding me why I don't have kids. ; )

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  9. You REALLY stopped following me over that? You? Did that really piss people off that much? Jeeez.I don't get it.

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  10. I'll just use my imagination after reading the comments on this one.

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  11. I love elephants. One of my favorite sites is www.elephants.com

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  12. Dude, that was amazing. Gross - I had to squint my eyes a couple times - but amazing. I've never given birth, but I'll never complain about a big poo again.

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  13. Dude...you deserve it! Without you, I'd have never seen SOOO many things. ;)

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  14. popped over from Vodkamom, wow, fantastic...baby might do better if it landed on dirt and not man made cement...might help with the walking too, LOL!

    Jeeze...

    much love
    please come by the respite sometime!

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  15. omg! that was amazing!! my little man watched it too!!

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