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    Amazing Elephant Story

    Sometimes these "heartwarming" stories are a bit too sappy for me but
    this one is truly interesting...



    In 1986, Mikele Mebembe was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
    Northwestern University.
    On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant
    standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed,
    so Mikele approached it very carefully.

    He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a
    large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as
    he could, Mikele worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which
    the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the
    man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for
    several tense moments. Mikele stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but
    being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and
    walked away. Mikele never forgot that elephant or the events of that
    day.

    Twenty years later, Mikele was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his
    teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the
    creatures turned and walked over to near where Mikele and his son Tapu
    were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Mikele, lifted its
    front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that
    several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

    Remembering the encounter in 1986, Mikele couldn't help wondering if
    this was the same elephant. Mikele summoned up his courage, climbed over
    the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to
    the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again,
    wrapped its trunk around one of Mikele's legs





    and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly. Probably
    wasn't the same elephant.

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    HAHAH
    thats quality
    unexpected ending

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    ROFL! Nice one! :P

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    ...growing up watching Hollywood films and happy endings...got the better of me...and I thought it would end with a happy reunion...

    ...very funny story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumigator View Post
    Sometimes these "heartwarming" stories are a bit too sappy for me but
    this one is truly interesting...



    In 1986, Mikele Mebembe was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
    Northwestern University.
    On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant
    standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed,
    so Mikele approached it very carefully.

    He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a
    large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as
    he could, Mikele worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which
    the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the
    man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for
    several tense moments. Mikele stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but
    being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and
    walked away. Mikele never forgot that elephant or the events of that
    day.

    Twenty years later, Mikele was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his
    teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the
    creatures turned and walked over to near where Mikele and his son Tapu
    were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Mikele, lifted its
    front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that
    several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

    Remembering the encounter in 1986, Mikele couldn't help wondering if
    this was the same elephant. Mikele summoned up his courage, climbed over
    the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to
    the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again,
    wrapped its trunk around one of Mikele's legs





    and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly. Probably
    wasn't the same elephant.
    It's a clear indication that elephants are no longer elephants they adopted human style of living....


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