“Elephants Naturally Like to Play.” (Soccer)

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 31, 2012
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In which we remember animals are feeling, fun creatures, too.

Cute alert (via Best Weekend Ever). And, faceplant alert:


Elephant Donna plays with a football at the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo near Dunstable as they prepare to host a sporting extravaganza known as the Shaun the Sheep Championsheeps



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to ““Elephants Naturally Like to Play.” (Soccer)”

  1. DaveTelf says:


  2. MamasteNJ says:

    Just intro'd on FB to: Culture, Family & Green.

  3. Linda V Lewis says:

    Most smart animals really do like to play. Other than feeding, dolphins play the majority of the time. Magpies like shining objects–from tin foil to abandoned earrings and watches–and liberate such things into their nests. Crows during mating season pass nesting twigs to each other mid-air in great exuberance. Have folks seen the video of the Indian elephant painting that has been around for a year? I suppose there was some learning and training with that–but it is still impressive!

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