When looking for a possible short getaway trip, all you need is something to trigger the choice of destination. How about the birth of a baby elephant (as opposed to a full grown elephant being born!). Indianapolis Zoo has recently put on display its latest addition to the elephants, a baby called Kalina. She is still very young and causing quite a level of interest.
So, couple of days in Indy for us then? Absolutely. I hadn’t been to Indianapolis itself before. I had driven through a couple of times and visited friends in one of the northern suburbs but downtown Indy was a new one for me. Turns out it is really quite a nice spot. More on the city in another post though.
This is about a baby elephant and so I will cut to the chase. Kalina is very cute. She makes a couple of appearances each day and there are plenty of people wanting to see her. Whether this is noticed by the animals, I don’t know but I did see a neighboring cheetah eying the events closely. Of course, he could just have been taking a look at a tasty young animal waiting to be felled!
Just like lots of young, Kalina is full of energy and exploration. She runs around a lot, a little away from mum sometimes but never too far. A regular run back to nurse can be expected. She really is quite tiny for an elephant but still a lot larger than most of us. It was interesting to see her hanging out with the keepers sitting nearby. Mum didn’t seem bothered either.