elephant in the womb

November 4, 2010

This is a picture of a fetal elephant inside its mother’s womb. Kind of AMAZING. And really pretty. 

You can see pictures of other animals inside the womb here.


little sis tupelo

October 5, 2010

In May I wrote about baby Baylor, an Asian elephant born May 4th 2010 at the Houston Zoo. Now Baylor is a big brother! On Sunday, October 3rd 2010 (almost exactly 5 months later) baby Tupelo was born.

Tupelo is a girl and she weighed 273 pounds at birth! She’s Baylor’s half-sister. They have the same father, Thailand. Tupelo’s mother is 29 year old Tess.

Here are some pictures of the new addition to Houston Zoo elephant family:



r.i.p. yum yum

October 4, 2010

Australia’s oldest African elephant, Yum Yum, has passed away at the age of 41. Yum Yum lived at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo in Regional New South Wales since its opening in 1977.

Officials at the zoo say that Yum Yum suffered from a mystery digestive illness and had to be euthanized. Tests will be carried out in order to determine an exact cause of death.

Yum Yum

Cuddles, Yum Yum’s close friend, is currently mourning the loss. She is now the last remaining African elephant in Australia.

Yum Yum (front) and Cuddles (back)

R.I.P Yum Yum


irrelephant website

September 15, 2010

Yes, they went there… irrelephant.org

I hope it at least brought a smirk to your face. I thought it to be quite amusing.



September 13, 2010

I haven’t had a lot of time to blog lately, but I had to take a little time out after I saw this awesome shirt. Thank you to my roommate Yasmin.

Anything Unrelated Elephants Shirt, $18.95, snorgtees.com

Two reasons I’m happy right now:

#1-  I’m definitely buying this shirt.

#2- A new word will be added to my vocabulary: irrelephant. I think irrelephant may be the second best word in the world. After peculiar. :)


balance is the key to life

August 15, 2010

Technically I’ve been in medical school for three weeks now. The first week started on July 26th was orientation. The week after that we spent a week shadowing physicians in the hospital. And this past week was our first actual week of class. This week was still pretty stress-free because it was an introduction to health and disease and what it means to be a physician.

For the past three weeks we have been constantly reminded of how important it is as medical students and future physicians to have balance in our lives. Basically, the faculty have been telling us to study A LOT, but don’t forget the fun stuff. Don’t forget to spend time with friends and family, exercise, and partake in the activities that you enjoy the most. Our last lecture on Friday once again emphasized balance and we were left with this fantastic image at the end of class:


david & goliath

August 6, 2010

My mom is great and she sent me a few little things I left at home in Dallas when I moved to Atlanta. But she also added a little something special in the box. I got this adorable David & Goliath tee. It’s a jersey tee and it is wonderfully comfortable. I had a little difficulty finding a place to buy it online, but here is a picture of the t-shirt:

Pretty in Pink Elephant Tee, David & Goliath

Currently, David & Goliath does not have elephant tees on their website, but this a super cute past design:

Elephants Are People Too Tee, David & Goliath

I love that the shirt says “Elephants are people too”. That’s what I’ve been trying to tell everyone :)

Lastly, I was able to find this quite entertaining sticker on the website. It’s absolutely perfect and costs only $1.50.

Goodbye Kitty Elephant Sticker, $1.50, David & Goliath

Moral of the story: David & Goliath has some extra cute elephant items for purchase. Their stock changes a lot so be sure to check the website often for new elephant designs so you don’t miss anything! And even if you don’t find any elephant gear, David & Goliath has tons of delightful tees and other stuff for sale.