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   Undertoad  Friday Nov 24 09:17 AM

November 24, 2006: Elephant in the womb



Boing Boing'd and circulating fast is this fascinating Daily Mail story and image gallery, for a National Geographic special to air soon.

Quote:
Using a combination of three-dimensional ultrasound scans, computer graphics and tiny cameras, the team were able to show the entire process from conception to birth.

"These kind of images from inside animals have never been seen before," said Jeremy Dear of Pioneer Productions, who made the film.

"We worked with dozens of zoos and animal sanctuaries across the world. There were a lot of different challenges - recording a dolphin is very different from an elephant, for instance.

"Animals were trained to sit still near the scanners and we also inserted cameras into the womb via the elephant's rectum-But it has been worth it. It one sequence we follow an elephant developing. When it is finally born, there is not a dry eye in the house."


At six months.



At 12 months. This last image is so realistic that I think the other two are CGI-enhanced but accurate. Look at the little toes!


Clodfobble  Friday Nov 24 10:13 AM

Why does the third one look like it's outside the mother's body? Did they just use their awesomely strong flash in that one and not the other two?



skysidhe  Friday Nov 24 10:16 AM

omg

It's beautiful! aww sooo cute! precious!


That last one looks like a toy almost. So tiny in it's perfection.



Ibby  Friday Nov 24 10:16 AM

Ah, it must be friday!



Clodfobble  Friday Nov 24 10:17 AM

According to the Daily Mail image gallery, the second photo is at six months, and the third at one-year. Their captions do seem to be a little messed up though.



Undertoad  Friday Nov 24 10:23 AM

Corrected, thanks.



poohbearbeth  Friday Nov 24 10:55 AM

awww I want one!



Elspode  Friday Nov 24 11:24 AM

Cute, yes...but how the hell did they get a camera into an elephant's womb by *inserting a camera through the rectum*?! Ow.



wolf  Friday Nov 24 02:06 PM

I sincerely hope that they meant "ultrasound probe" not "camera."



bacchus  Friday Nov 24 02:55 PM

Yummy pig-sized elephant.



DucksNuts  Friday Nov 24 04:08 PM

NOOOOOO!!!!!

There will be NO!!! mention of food..... no frying, no cooking or no basting, no marinating...NOTHING!!! NADA!!!!

Capiche??



footfootfoot  Friday Nov 24 04:18 PM

what's your position on gently simmering?



DucksNuts  Friday Nov 24 05:24 PM

I think that was covered

Quote:
NOTHING!!! NADA!!!!



zippyt  Friday Nov 24 05:48 PM

Hey YOU brought it up !!!!!!!



footfootfoot  Friday Nov 24 10:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DucksNuts
I think that was covered
I don't know, when you simmer with a cover you really run the risk of it coming to a rolling boil. I'd say uncovered, wouldn't you Zippy?


zippyt  Friday Nov 24 10:38 PM

Just to par boil it , then its OFF to the GRILL !!!!!!



footfootfoot  Friday Nov 24 11:39 PM

that's what I'm talking about...



DucksNuts  Saturday Nov 25 03:12 AM

I'm swinging virtual punches at the pair of you and doing my cats bum face!!!!



SPUCK  Saturday Nov 25 05:46 AM

Hey wait a minute... There was mention of the photo essay from conception to birth. Were we ripped off?



DucksNuts  Saturday Nov 25 06:19 AM

you wanna watch elephants fucking??

You sicko!!! Sick!!! Thats just wro......hey...

Hey UT - wheres the conception pics please?



Undertoad  Saturday Nov 25 08:37 AM




ajaccio  Saturday Nov 25 10:34 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode
Cute, yes...but how the hell did they get a camera into an elephant's womb by *inserting a camera through the rectum*?! Ow.
Right end of the elephant, wrong orifice.


Sundae  Saturday Nov 25 10:41 AM

Elephants give me the creeps. Today I have discovered that foetal elephants give me the double creeps.

If I dream of them tonight I'm blaming you Undertoad (forget the fact that the thread is clearly titled, I'm still blaming you).



CaliforniaMama  Saturday Nov 25 01:15 PM

Getting a probe up an elephant's rectum doesn't seem too difficult after seeing one elephant stick it's trunk up another elephants rectum and pulling out chunks and . . . uh . . . eating them.

Yum leftovers!



DucksNuts  Saturday Nov 25 04:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaliforniaMama
Getting a probe up an elephant's rectum doesn't seem too difficult after seeing one elephant stick it's trunk up another elephants rectum and pulling out chunks and . . . uh . . . eating them.

Yum leftovers!
Thats foreplay isnt it? I thought that was foreplay...tell me it it?

please?


CaliforniaMama  Sunday Nov 26 10:13 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DucksNuts
Thats foreplay isnt it? I thought that was foreplay...tell me it it?

please?
Dunno, didn't stick around to watch!


Leah  Monday Nov 27 08:48 PM

Managed to get back on line, but for how long who knows. I'd rather have this baby elephant any day over a human baby. Yes I'm an elephant lover, and with a baby one the way any day now.



HungLikeJesus  Wednesday Sep 22 11:02 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DucksNuts View Post
I'm swinging virtual punches at the pair of you and doing my cats bum face!!!!
I want to see DucksNuts' cats bum face.


Your reply here?

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