I am back!

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This morning I left before sunrise to drive from Pretoria to Thanda. As the mist lifted the African sun appeared and I knew I was back home 🙂

I enjoyed my trip to Europe and the USA very much, meeting with family and friends, gaining a few kilos :-), visiting many “new” and many “old” places. And now it is great to be back in the wild!

PS: Over the next few weeks I will still mix in some “Europe/USA” blog messages as I had no time yet to work on all the images I took!

Twelve days old!

Imagine you are a twelve-days old Baby Elephant at the new Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park at the Zurich Zoo …

20140625 - CS2_5391 - EI have on idea what the fuss is all about? …

20140625 - CS2_5496 - E… I live in this cool place at the Zurich Zoo …

20140625 - CS2_5422 - E… and they all treat me like I am royalty or something …

20140625 - CS2_5469 - E… check out all these people, and just for me! …

20140625 - CS2_5455 - E… that trunk thing is already working 🙂 – took me a few days to figure it out …

20140625 - CS2_5400 - E… my mum and my aunties are looking after me very well …

20140625 - CS2_5343 - E… and that is my daddy in front of our house, big and beautiful, what do you think? …

20140625 - CS2_5436 - E… and just to let you know, it is our job at the zoo to teach all you guys about my cousins in the wild, even via smart phones 🙂 …

… so, see you at the zoo!”

A few moments in the life of a small zoo Elephant.

Story and pictures by Christian Sperka