19 November 2010

Mr Shuffles and Family

Mr Shuffles and Family come in a few different forms:

And yet there are more!

This is little Pathi Harn, orginally nicknamed Mr Shuffles because of his walk. It was thought that he had died in the womb. The elephant obstetrics expert had flown home to Germany but was then summoned back. He said that this rewrites the books! Hence the name Pathi Harn, Thai for Miracle Boy.

And now he does quite well, playing with anything he can get his trunk on. He is living in Taronga Zoo.


  1. Come to Sri Lanka and visit the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, you can make beautiful outputs like this.

  2. I would love to. Who knows, maybe someday I'll get the opportunity.