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Birth of An Elephant in Safari Park South Africa

Animals  (tags: animals, elephants, birth, exciting, wildlife )

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Amazing and exciting. So dramatic and Wonderful.

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Christeen A (369)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 6:40 am
The end result is always magical. Thank you.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 10:45 pm
I'm sure it's very good, but like all videos I try to watch, it only plays for a few seconds and then I get "error".
And I don't have a sound card in my computer, so can't hear anything either. But noted, and thanks :)

kate K (481)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:22 am
so beautiful thank you Giana :)

Past Member (0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:56 am
Wow, don't see that every day.

Sara P (55)
Monday March 3, 2014, 6:29 am
OMG Giana, this video is impressive, dramatic and wonderful at the same time. Thanks a lot fo sharing!!!

JL A (281)
Monday March 3, 2014, 8:23 am
Thanks Giana!

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Monday March 3, 2014, 8:25 am
great, thank you Giana!

Hahn H (167)
Monday March 3, 2014, 8:33 am

Jordan G (37)
Monday March 3, 2014, 8:38 am
Very interesting. The result of 21 months of effort.

Alexandra G (250)
Monday March 3, 2014, 8:43 am
wonderful, thank you Giana

Michela M (3964)
Monday March 3, 2014, 8:47 am
I posted it already some time ago, but going to Post once more in
Orangutans: Men of the Forest

Helga Kordjukova (161)
Monday March 3, 2014, 9:08 am
Awesome! Seen anything like that, as much heart skip a beat!

Past Member (0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 9:16 am
could not watch but noted

Ruth C (87)
Monday March 3, 2014, 9:25 am
That was the first time I have ever seen the birth of an Elephant.

. (0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 9:32 am
Wow, how amazing, and so quick. Elephants are certainly wonderful creatures. Thanks for posting the video.

Teresa W (782)
Monday March 3, 2014, 9:46 am
noted, thank you

Elisabeth J (50)
Monday March 3, 2014, 9:48 am
Thank you so much Giana! Birth is always a miracle.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Monday March 3, 2014, 9:51 am
I was suprised that the opening was so low on the elephant not at all like a horse or cow. I am glad I didn't eat before watching this video there must have been 50 gallons or more of fluids. They could have put some straw or something down so it was not so slippery. Not at all a natural habitat.

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Monday March 3, 2014, 11:09 am
I have seen the birth of an elephant before and it is truly amazing!! Thanks Giana!!

Laetitia schartner (171)
Monday March 3, 2014, 11:14 am

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday March 3, 2014, 11:15 am
WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Wondrous creatures!

Laurie H (817)
Monday March 3, 2014, 11:30 am
Thank you so much Giana, for sharing this miracle of life with us!!! I have seen elephant births in the past, but never stop being amazed & emotional about seeing them. Thanks too, dearest Sara for sending this ~~

SylvieBusy A (193)
Monday March 3, 2014, 11:47 am
C'est absolument incroyable !!! Vraiment très simple !

Past Member (0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 12:18 pm
Beyond awesome, thank you Giana:)

Iveta cer (41)
Monday March 3, 2014, 1:30 pm
Awesome :) , thanks

Monday March 3, 2014, 1:58 pm
Wonderful video, Thanks Giana

Irene S (69)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:23 pm
Very dramatic, thank you Giana. But are you sure it´s South Africa? The video says Bali.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday March 3, 2014, 5:00 pm

Rhonda W (376)
Monday March 3, 2014, 5:34 pm
I love this video. I think I have seen it before because I was afraid the little baby was not going to make it. I could just feel that Mother's panic. I am glad everything worked out. Just think that little sweetie will be 4 this year. It was born on my Nephew's birthday.

Shelli S (374)
Monday March 3, 2014, 7:20 pm
Nice video, wish they would have had straw 4 them, made the surroundings more comfortable. Thanks

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 3:17 am

sylvie C (46)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 9:59 am
What a sad birth on concrete in captivity. So dramatic and wonderful, thanks.

Ellen J (61)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 11:02 am
What a moving video! Thanks, Giana.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 11:06 am

What a wonderful video to share, thanks Giana. A couple of days ago I was watching the Smithsonian Channel and the birth a baby (boy) rhino. I sure wish she had not had to give birth on a concrete slab.

Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 4:06 pm
This is the first time I've seen an elephant give birth and that she had to give some extra attention to it to get it to breathe was most amazing.

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 8:16 pm
I tried to warn the now mother elephant. I tried to warn her about the Minotaur in the amazing maze.

see above comment

Also beware the men who say they can't get you pregnant.

Don't blame me. I warned you.


Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 11:25 pm
Thanks Giana, on one hand it's beautiful, and on the other it's makes me sick to see this great mom without any straw and being under cameras and lights shower, I'm sure elephants prefer to be alone! And this poor baby animal falling so hard on the concrete, his first contact with the earth... for a wild animal, my God, it's so ... so... I can't find the words for it. It makes me sad and I would love to see all those wild animals free and not in jail.

Frances Darcy (133)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 2:00 am

Marianne R (95)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 6:22 am
Wow - amazing video

June M (139)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 7:29 am
wonderful video..thanks for sharing Giana♥

Lynn Carin (410)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 3:12 pm
Thanks for sharing this video, Giana. I would have to agree along the lines of what a few others said - I, too, thought it was beautiful for the birth of a baby elephant, however, the idea of and watching the baby falling on the hard concrete is rather heartbreaking to me. It seems to me that some straw or something could have been provided to break the fall and not have it be such a 'rude awakening' for the newborn. In addition, I see the mother moved her foot as to not step on the baby - that was a scary moment as it was not moving at first. Surely, elephants do what they have to do in the wild, but since there was human intervention (in addition to it being filmed) there could have been more compassion from the humans in charge or helping to make it more comfortable for this baby elephant (and the mother) - in my humble opinion.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 3:37 pm
amazing birth, thankyou ;-)

Gina Caracci (219)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 8:50 pm
wonderful, although i agree it can be better for baby instead of slamming on concrete
I also hope they have access to outdoors rather than standing on concrete like so many others,,
It was wonderful to see mama so concerned and bringing her baby back..
he/she was TOO DAMN CUTE!!

perfect way to end the night after all the cruelty Ive seen on here Tonight
Thanks Giana
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