One Word Photo Challenge – Elephant

We’re out looking for elephants for the One Word Photo Challenge set for us by Jennifer Nichole Wells. They’re not easy to find these days, at least not in our neck of the woods. I can’t remember the last time I saw a real live elephant. There hasn’t been one at Brookfield Zoo in who knows how long, although when I spoke to someone who works there, last year, she did say that they were hoping eventually to bring them back to the zoo if and when funds permit.


One of the last elephants to reside at Brookfield Zoo in Illinois.  I can still remember going for elephant rides at the London Zoo when I was a kid and watching the elephants at the circus, neither of which you can do now, which in some respects, especially from the viewpoint of the elephants, is a good thing. I don’t think I’ll ever be lucky enough to see elephants in their natural surroundings.


Instead, I must look elsewhere for suitable images, such as these beautifully carved elephant heads at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Bartlett, Illinois.


And this statue of an elephant in Irwin Gardens, Columbus, Indiana.

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12 thoughts on “One Word Photo Challenge – Elephant

  1. Absolutely my favorite animal! I remember visiting Bobo at the Lincoln Park Zoo in the early 1970s at the petting zoo. I went every Saturday, and I swear he remembered me each time.

  2. I love elephants! A childhood memory comes to mind – our class is allowed to feed the elephants peanuts on a visit – trunks reaching through the bars – trunks deftly capturing every nut from our palms.

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    • They seem to be few and far between, especially now Ringling circus has closed down. I imagine the expense involved in maintaining an animal that large must be equally enormous, which I think was the reason our local zoo didn’t replace the ones that they had.

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