elephants love snow?

January 10, 2011

Even if you don’t like snow, there is always one good thing that can come from it: a snow day. We all live for snow days. No school, no work, snowball fights, snowmen, snow angels…. these are the things that make snow days so special.

In Atlanta, there had been predictions of 3-6 inches of snow beginning Sunday night through Monday. Sunday afternoon I predicted that school would be canceled on Monday. Sunday night Emory University sent out notification that the university would be closed. However, all of the medical students received an email saying that class would not be canceled. Later that night, we received an email that class would begin at 9am. Still no snow day.

I wake up in the morning to a beautiful snowy day still wishfully thinking that class would be canceled. I even thought about just not going. However, I get up and get ready. Then my roommate tells me the shuttles are not running. How are we supposed to get to school?! I’m definitely not driving in this weather and I don’t even have a parking pass. I text some people and see what they are doing and they are not going. At this point, I’m ready to give up. Obviously, it wasn’t meant for me to go to school. I decide to check my email one last time and low and behold we have a SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!  I then tell my friends I’m always right and they should trust me :)

As much as humans love our snow days, elephants seem to love them even more! Berlin received lots of snow over the holidays, and the elephants at the Berlin Zoo seemed to enjoy playing in it. Below are some pictures of elephants frolicking in the snow…

washing himself with snow?


nice snow ball!


throwing snow on top of eachother




abominable snow elephant


To all the folks in the South with a snow day, enjoy it!!

(All photos are from Getty/AFP)



  1. Hi, I just stumbled onto your blog when I was google-ing for elephants. I love elephants too and always have. My house has elephants everywhere and I spend way too much money on anything elephant related for my kids LOL. I just read through your blog in its entirety and I absolutely love it. I hope you keep posting :-)

    • Aww thank you so much! I am so glad you like it! Your comment really means a lot to me. I’ve been really busy and haven’t had a lot of time to post, but your comment definitely encourages me to try and make more time! Thanks again :)

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