Today’s inspiration for Sepia Saturday is a photo of a baby elephant at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, taken by Sam Hood (1872-1953) and comes from The State Library of New South Wales via flickr. It was taken about 1930.
For some strange reason, Great Granny’s album has, once again, come up with a rather obscure but appropriate image. Meet Dougal and the baby elephant in St Edmund in August 1928 -
I haven’t a clue who Dougal is. I gave my family tree a good shake, but no Dougals fell out. Just a few nuts.
Perhaps someone on Tinterwebs will find him and let me know :-)
I suspect that this Nellyphant was a working Nellyphant, rather than an “exhibit”. I’ve never been a fan of zoos and, as a child, I would cry when I saw the polar bears or the tigers cooped up at Edinburgh Zoo. I’m really soft when it comes to animals (Lassie/Flipper/Black Beauty/Skippy – NOOOO!) and cried when I saw the amazing Lippizaner horses “dancing” to classical music. A few years ago a friend persuaded me to go to see a dolphin show while on holiday in Tenerife. I should have known I would snivel my way through it.
Check out the other elephant-inspired posts at Sepia Saturday