Baby Elephant Masters the Art of Ribbon Dancing

blue ribbon dance botl.comFaa Mai, a  rescued baby elephant now living at the Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary in Northern Thailand, uses the giant blue ribbon she found to beautifully demonstrates the “Lost Art of Ribbon Dancing, Baby Elephant Style.”  Well, maybe it’s not art, or not even dancing…but this playful ballet is the expression of PURE HAPPINESS, and you’re sure to smile when watching!

Tourists at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang May, Thailand witnessed a baby elephant having the time of his life while exploring his surroundings. According to Nick M., “At first we thought the baby was being bad getting dirty, but we learned that the elephant was actually having fun with a giant elastic ribbon.” 

The elephants at the sanctuary know how to have a good time. They play with tires, they play with each other in the rain and they play with just about anything they can find … like this plastic ribbon that baby elephant Faa Mai nabbed from the field for her impromptu ribbon dance.

This wonderful little treasure was shared by CuteAnimals, a member of the Botl Community since December 2011. To view the Art of Ribbon Dancing – Baby Elephant Style” botl, click here. And be sure to check out the 400+ animal-themed botls in CuteAnimals’ collections while you’re there.  I promise you’ll find an incredible selection of “cute animal” images, animated GIFs and videos to enjoy!

Also, please join us in pledging never to buy new or vintage ivory products — which include narwhal, walrus and hippo ivory — to help save the world’s animals from poaching. The ivory trade drives a brutal campaign of international poaching, resulting in the killing of  22,000 elephants in 2012 alone, despite a global ban on the sale of ivory.

For more information, contact Save Elephant Foundation.

Sure, You’ve Seen Dogs Perform Tricks…But Never Like THIS!

poker playing card trick jilli dog

Jilli Dog, an adorable 5-pound Yorkie, is the World’s Only Poker-Playing Dog! Nine years ago, Rick Caran found this precious little girl wandering the streets, hungry and dirty, and without a collar or tags. Since then, the two have been inseparable!

As a rescue herself, Jilli Dog was the perfect choice for Goodwill Ambassador for the Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue.

And it turns out this spunky little yorkie is sharp as a tack. In addition to learning to play poker and basketball, she can perform some amazing tricks, which has made her world-famous, with television appearances as far away as Japan and Australia, and even a feature in one episode of Disney’s “Johnny and the Sprites”!  She’s come a long way since being rescued by Rick nine years ago.

It’s impressive enough when a dog learns basic commands like “sit,” “stay” and “heel,” but what you’re about to see Jilli Dog do is nothing short of AMAZING: Right before your eyes, she’ll perform a magic card trick!

Botl User FunDogPix shared this great video and information about Jillie Dog in a botl earlier today. What a great find! To open that botl, click here.  While you’re there, be sure to check out the other 400+ botls in the FunDogPix collections. If you enjoy Jilli Dog’s magic card trick, I  promise you’ll enjoy the other great dog-themed images, animated GIFs and videos, too!

It should come as no surprise that Jilli Dog is a certified therapy dog. She definitely spreads happiness everywhere she goes.

For more information about Jilli Dog, visit her website, and to view her Magic Card Trick and other videos on YouTube, click here.