Within a couple of days of our arrival on the island, we were under siege, it seemed, by an eli charm offensive What could be more endearing than a happy elephant? A baby elephant!
If I wasn’t yet totally captivated by Paradise, this baby, recently arrived at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, captivated me with his trunk weaving practice. I never cooed like that over a human baby.
Thumb sucking never looked so cute
Even elephants in stone were endearing
Even Stone Elephants Play with Water – 7th Century Bas Relief, Isurumuniya Temple, Anuradhapura
Frisky elephants, 12th century Moonstone – Polonnaruwa
Years ago, in a bid to turn recycled elephant dung paper into a viable business, a designer came up with a series of endearing drawings
Fittingly, it was elies which ultimately persuaded my mother to abandon her long, and vehemently held, antipathy to my island Paradise
This herd of elephants, grazing on the lush grass growing on the floor of the receding Mineriya Tank mesmerised us for a piece of eternity. Spellbound, we sat in open-mouthed silence, just watching, marvelling.