Monday, February 14, 2011

Elephants in Mysore Zoo

Mysore Zoo is the most popular zoo at Mysore (State: Karnataka) in India. There are various animals and birds at the zoo. One among them is Elephants.

They have been provides lot of space to move around. There
are both Indian as well as African elephants here.

This is a nice place for the kids to get know about the various wild species. The trip through the zoo consumes more than half a day.

60 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Zoos I think are necessary evils. Wonderful but sad places that can teach us to love our animal brothers and sisters. Your photos are wonderful.

Rekha said...

great pictures...nice to see so much open space unlike others Zoos...

gemini said...

HAPPY VALENTINES TO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES.

Rizalenio said...

The last time I was photographed with an elephant in the background was when I was still in kindergarten. That was more than two decades ago. Suddenly, I miss my father.

Thanks for this post. Those happy moments instantly flashbacked to me.

Zuzana said...

Beautiful images. I love elephants - they such unusually looking animals.;)
Have a great Monday,
xoxo

V Rakesh said...

Wow! Majestic creatures!

Jeevan said...

Yes it took us less than half-day to come across this zoo! Wonderful capture rajesh, liked the closeup shot.

joo said...

At least they have space to move!
They are so wonderful creatures.

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LV said...

I have not been to the zoo or around animals in a long time. Thanks for taking me along on this little outing.

Sridharan said...

I just returned from Mysore. I saw these elephants too. Nice Pics

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love the elephants! And your photos are terrific as always, Rajesh! Hope you have a great week! Enjoy!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

I'm glad to hear they have lots of space and that they are treated well. :)

Randi said...

I can understand this is a popular zoo to visit! Elephants are really amazing animals.

Marja said...

Beautiful animals. Great pics I love zoos Here in Christchurch the animals have lots of space as well

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots of the elephants! They are amazing animals. Thanks for sharing your world, Rajesh!

Photo Cache said...

This post reminded me that I haven't been to the zoo in about 7 years.

Have a lovely week. Happy Valentine's Day.

Míriam Luiza said...

Faz muitos anos que não vou a um zoológico! Fiquei com saudades!

Al said...

I love elephants, but the only place to see them around here is at a couple of zoos.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the elephants. The close-up in the first shot makes me feel like I'm standing right in front of them.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am happy they have space. We loved visiting zoos when our kids were little, because, as you say, it is a way for them to see and learn to love the animals. As we have aged we are no longer so fond of zoos (even though there are some really excellent ones that provide plenty of natural-like space and work hard on preserving endangered species.) So now I have mixed feelings about them. It's a real gray area

Barb said...

Hi Rajesh, My Grandchildren would love visiting here. It looks like the elephant in the top photo is working.

Kay L. Davies said...

I know how important elephants have been to the history of India, Rajesh. These ones really live a life of ease, don't they?
Thanks for sharing them with us!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

ladyfi said...

They seem such peaceful creatures!

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Pietro said...

A beautiful zoo in the green. I find elephants and giraffes always amazing.

alicesg said...

Zoo is a nice place to learn about animals and you can get up close to them. We have a day and night zoo over here and another river zoo coming soon.

Esther Garvi said...

Elephants are such beautiful creatures! Thank you for sharing!

Greetings from West Africa,
Esther

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

I have heard a lot about Mysore Zoo. Maybe I will visit one day. But probably I will avoid, to express my dislike for zoos.

Nice photos Rajesh :)

anthony-samson said...

looks like you visited Mysore recentlry... hope you had a good time there... nice post about the mysore zoo

Epitome of Eternal Love

mrsnesbitt said...

How nice to see a happy elephant in a zoo - not always the case these days.

Denise
ABC Team

Nanka said...

Nice tuskers.

Cezar and Léia said...

They are adorable, I love Elephats!
They are sweet, beautiful...they are friends!
I would like to visit this Zoo some day!
Thanks for sharing!
Léia

Jingle said...

elephants in the zoo is fun.
lovely e take.

Bikramjit said...

hmm nice I am glad the animals are well looked after .. i remember going to a zoo in india long time back and the animals looked so starved and had so less space ..

Bikram's

Roger Owen Green said...

Zoos are MUCH better than they were when I was growing up - more open space.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you! - ROG

Starnitesky said...

I love elephants, I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Carola said...

Very nice photos. India has good traditions with elephants.
When I thought about E, yes, there was elephant in my mind. They are such great creatures.
Some days ago I prepared my post for today. It is the elephant, too.

Jama said...

I love zoo! there's only one zoo here in my country and I love to visit it periodically.

Mama Zen said...

I love elephants!

bracomfotografie said...

Yyour photos are terrific as always, Rajesh! Hope you have a great week!

NatureFootstep said...

seems like a great place to visit. :)

Indrani said...

I like the concept of adopting animals here by celebrities. Great pics.

Rosy said...

Elephants are sensitive intellectual creatures and if it weren't for Zoos containing any wild animals for the public to see, many would of perish without the help of the educational and science behind many different types of animals/mammals that so many of us would of ever knew about at how to conserve their habits and more.

This is a good post for the letter E. Also Elephants are one my most favorite creatures on earth

Eden said...

Such lovely captures of the elephants and a beautiful place to visit.

Ash said...

Wow, I adore elephants! Great photos.

Mona said...

how i love to see elephants but we are far away in the zoo :)

Have time to visit my E entry.

Carol said...

Love the elephants, but they kind of scare me up close, they're so huge! But magnificent!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

friendly animals

chubskulit said...

Simply beautiful!

E is for Eyes that Glow

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Great photos!

flutietootie said...

Lovely photos of the elephants. Thank you for sharing.

Buckeroomama said...

When we visit zoos, we always make sure to stop by the elephants. :)

YOSEE said...

Namma mysooru zoo is a lot better maintained than other zoos in the country and its always a pleasure to walk through the huge wooded gardens which almost give a sense of being in a forest.....can never tire of watching elephants, anywhere.

Rajesh said...

Yes, they are taken care of really well. In this zoo anyone can adopt any animal, i.e., they take care of all expenses.

toemail said...

Nice, L love elephants!

Madhu Nair said...

Great pictures ...
Mysore zoo seems to be one of the progressive ones. The one in Mumbai is really sad. I haven't been there in ages. Hopefully they have managed to be a little more sensitive towards the animals.
Cheers,
Madhu

Arti said...

Good to hear that these adorable and peace loving creatures have plenty of space to feel comfortable!

geeta said...

beautiful pic

Rajesh said...

Thank you. Yes they have been looked after well.