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   Undertoad  Friday Jun 3 11:20 AM

6/3/2005: Baby elephant in waterfall



Friday was not meant to become "amazingly cloyingly cute animal pic day", but Sun_Sparkz sent along this one and well you know, for crying out loud, there's water shooting out of the little guy's trunk. Happy Friday.



lookout123  Friday Jun 3 11:32 AM

huh, i shoot water, milk, etc. out of my nose pretty frequentlywhile reading the cellar, but do i ever get to be the IOTD? noooooo-ooooooo.

cool pic, btw.



Promenea  Friday Jun 3 11:54 AM

Not to mention that huge goofy smile on his face.....

Happy Friday indeed!



Elspode  Friday Jun 3 12:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lookout123
huh, i shoot water, milk, etc. out of my nose pretty frequentlywhile reading the cellar, but do i ever get to be the IOTD? noooooo-ooooooo.
Set up a webcam and record, man. I'm sure that, sooner or later, you'll make it here...


stellamerteuil  Friday Jun 3 12:20 PM

Gee golly, that's about the cutest gosh darn thing I've ever seen.



perth  Friday Jun 3 12:44 PM

I could be wrong, but I swear I've seen this before, on the Jungle Cruise at Disney World. I think it's animatronic.



glatt  Friday Jun 3 01:03 PM

Google search for Disney Jungle Cruise

They look slightly different to me. Maybe one is real, or maybe they are at different parks.



lawman  Friday Jun 3 01:09 PM

I think perth and glatt nailed it. this is a machine.



glatt  Friday Jun 3 01:14 PM

Perth gets all the credit. I just did a Google search.



axlrosen  Friday Jun 3 01:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt
They look slightly different to me.
They look the same to me except the angle of the head. I think he raises his head up and shoots water out of his trunk every so often.


perth  Friday Jun 3 01:19 PM

I don't know. My bullshit detector may need recalibration, but the alarms went off as soon as I saw the pic. Something about the toenails bugs me. That and the familiar pose may have set me hunting for proof. I guess the mouth bothers me as well, like the mouth isn't open wide enough or something.



glatt  Friday Jun 3 01:21 PM

The rocks behind are different. The Disney ones are moss covered and look more streamlined. The IOD above is more like stacked boulders.

The Disney elephant is covered in algae. The IOD is clean.

I think they are probably just different versions of the same ride, one in California, and one in another park.



Karenv  Friday Jun 3 02:17 PM

The Disney animatron isn't shooting water. But they are similar.

Do real elephants sit in that position?



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jun 4 03:07 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by perth
I don't know. My bullshit detector may need recalibration, but the alarms went off as soon as I saw the pic. Something about the toenails bugs me. That and the familiar pose may have set me hunting for proof. I guess the mouth bothers me as well, like the mouth isn't open wide enough or something.
Same here, I don't think it's real. We can't ask Leah because she's up playing with the real 'phants right now.


linknoid  Saturday Jun 4 08:56 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by perth
I don't know. My bullshit detector may need recalibration, but the alarms went off as soon as I saw the pic. Something about the toenails bugs me. That and the familiar pose may have set me hunting for proof. I guess the mouth bothers me as well, like the mouth isn't open wide enough or something.
My first reaction: that doesn't look like real elephant skin, it looks too man-made. But it must just be artifacts of how the picture was taken. Undertoad always verifies that everything he posts is completely accurate, right? ;-) So then I really believed it was real, and my eyes were just making things up.

I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who immediately thought it looked fake. But I still enjoyed it for the few minutes when I thought I must be wrong and that it really was a baby elephant.


Undertoad  Saturday Jun 4 08:59 AM

At this point, IotD in general gets faked 2-3 times a year. What's interesting is how everyone eventually debunks them in the thread. There is enough skepticism and collected intelligence in the group to work out what is real and what is not!



dar512  Saturday Jun 4 09:05 AM

I always thought that was part of the fun of the IotD.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jun 4 01:43 PM

Whether the 'phant is real or not, the picture is real. It's a fun image, the kind that makes your inner child want ice cream......to drop on the sidewalk.(pavement to you people that spell funny)



Dypok  Saturday Jun 4 02:58 PM

Wow. The jungle cruise is one of the oldest attractions at Disneyland, and it still passes for a real elephant? The fact that a ride somewhere has an elephant in the exact same position should give it away.



BigV  Saturday Jun 4 05:00 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad
At this point, IotD in general gets faked 2-3 times a year. What's interesting is how everyone eventually debunks them in the thread. There is enough skepticism and collected intelligence in the group to work out what is real and what is not!
I agree.

And yet there are points discussed forever without reaching resolution. Where's the truth in those?


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jun 4 06:14 PM

Shit V, we don't want to solve all the mysteries of the universe...leave something for the kids to work on. My God Man, think of the children.

aside - Welcome to the Cellar, Dypok.



perth  Saturday Jun 4 09:11 PM

A reliable source says that this elephant does not appear in the Jungle Cruise ride in Disneyland California. I guess you can't ruile out the other parks across the Atlantic, but it probably isn't the exact one from Florida either. The rocks are too red.



lumberjim  Sunday Jun 5 05:11 PM

this should clear things up



Sun_Sparkz  Sunday Jun 5 07:33 PM

Nice one cellarites.. Defame me!! Bring down my glorious addition to the IOTD!! The pic was sent to me in an email.. So it must be real!!




I dont care if its real or not.. i just think its the cutest darn thing! Chill out! Appreciate the fun..



johningerslev  Sunday Jun 5 07:34 PM

after a little research (googleimages) i think the problem is in the squirting water... its coming out like a hose not like an elephants spray which is developed to keep them cool (usually sprayed on the back)



Karenv  Sunday Jun 5 11:48 PM

After looking at the two pictures side by side I am convinced it is the same elephant animatron. The IOTD image was taken when the site was newer and the ferns and moss hadn't grown up yet- that is why it looks "redder". But if you look at the height on the elephant where the rocks in the IOTD pic have seams, and look carefully under the waterfall on the Jungle ride pic, the lines are at the same height.

Also the "arms" are in the same wierd position. and the inner mouth looks the same.

www.wdisneyw.co.uk/ photomkjc3.html has three photos of the attraction (low resolution). It looks like there is a duplicate waist deep in water in one of them.

www.planetbr.com/ adve.html shows the rocks.

www.mousehouseradio.com/ photos.htm has a good closeup



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Jun 6 10:00 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sun_Sparkz
Nice one cellarites.. Defame me!! Bring down my glorious addition to the IOTD!! The pic was sent to me in an email.. So it must be real!!




I dont care if its real or not.. i just think its the cutest darn thing! Chill out! Appreciate the fun..
Chill, Babe. The picture is real and it's cool. Whether it's a real 'phant or not doesn't detract from it or you. Shit, I got nailed with two fakes in about two weeks a little while back.


pegusitas  Friday Jun 10 12:37 PM

OK... a *real* cute baby elephant

Since we're all jaded by the fake cute baby elephant, here's a real one. From msnbc.com's "week in pictures" (June 2-9, #7).



Queen of the Ryche  Friday Jun 10 01:59 PM

THanks Peg. Now my inner child can go "Whoopee!" in peace.



Karenv  Friday Jun 10 02:13 PM

Go down to elephant and girl forehead to forehead picture

I prefer the cute young girl with the older elephant from Coubert's Ashes and Snow exhibit.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Jun 10 09:45 PM

Thanks Karenv, great pictures on that site.



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