Aug 8, 2009

Elephant Car Wash - Camera Critters

The bottom part of this sign said "guaranteed not to get your car clean"

This is something new at the Wildlife Safari. It costs $20 to have the elephants wash your car and you get to get out and take photos.

I have mixed feelings about this. In a way it feels like exploitation of the animals but on the otherhand I know these elephants love getting out and doing things like this. And this is a non-profit organization and the animals have to be fed and cared for. Plus I know how well the Wildlife Safari takes care of the animals.

For the car wash the elephants squirt water on the cars and pick up sponges and wipe them over the vehicles.

Elephant Car Wash

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26 comments:

  1. Oh my ... I'm not sure how I'd feel about having elephants wash MY car either. Methinks I'd rather just give a donation ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  2. Not THAT is COOL! I wanna go there!

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  3. I hope they don't trip & land on a car!

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  4. Innovative! :) Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Wow! Elephants love water so this may be a match made in heaven! Great way to raise money. Too cool! Thanks!

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  6. I gotta say I would not have believed it had you not shown us great stuff sandy

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  7. Great shot! I think I see a glint of humor in the eye of that elephant. I'll bet they love it. (At least I hope they do)

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  8. I've never seen anything like that, thanks for sharing.
    Sunny :)

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  9. I've been debating if I'm going to do this or not the next time I'm visiting the wildlife safari. I, too, have mixed feelings about it. But the shot you got of it is too cute!

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  10. I've never heard of this before. I think I need to tell my sister-in-law. ;-)

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  11. Wow! That is cool. As long as the elephants don't get hurt in anyway, I guess it's ok. It looks like fun.

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  12. haha, that's great! I wonder how many takers they get.

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  13. i was fascinated by this elephant washing your car, how sweet they are doing such thing.

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  14. I would gladly pay to have elephants clean my car, mind you, they may decide to sit on it after they cleaned it so I might have to up the insurance policy. But what a laugh!

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  15. They could do my coach as well, reach the roof easily! What a brilliant idea...

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  16. Now thats unique. Great photo.

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  17. I have some mixed emotions too but I have to admit its innovative and a great photo opp.

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  18. This is exploitation of these elephants, and shamefully so. How much of their lives is spent moving and socializing naturally? And remember, these elephants had to be trained to do this. I wonder to whatextent bullhooks were used to teach them how to wash cars. Ask questions and show some concern and compassion for the elephants!
    For the animals, j

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  19. I've never heard of this before and before I read the text I thought it was not real...
    Amazing picture!

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  20. Nice shot!
    I'm sure those elephants are also enjoying the event with their fullest spirit :)

    BTW...I would love to stand in the place of the car...Delhi is still very hot because of delayed monsoon.

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