Tuesday, May 04, 2010

great and small

creatures


Here are the tadpoles, just about 6 weeks on from the arrival of the spawn.



Not yet looking much like froglings



though some of these do seem to have the slightest beginnings of little legs



They're as wiggley as ever, if you can catch them.




And at another extreme of some kind or other - in fact, maybe more than one kind of extreme? - these had just arrived in London yesterday


'Taxi Elephant' by Benjamine Shine


'Cosmos' by Ewelina Kawarska

They are part of London's Elephant Parade - a conservation campaign for endangered Asian elephants. Today I took a break from work and found the 3 elephants which have made their way to Greenwich. They were more fun than what I was working on.

13 comments:

Betty said...

Beautiful elephants. Must go check them out.

e said...

Wow...Rhinos in Paris and Ellies in London...These are awsome, how long will they be there??

(See Paris Daily Photo for Rhino...)

e said...

I almost forgot the soon-to-be frogs...cute and coming right along...

Jasmine said...

So many pretty things to see in London. I love the tadpoles. My little girl has a book that explains all about the transition. It is such a sweet book.

Hope you are well? I have been meaning to drop you a line. xJ

Baino said...

I'd have thought they'd develop pretty quickly actually. I get ducklings in spring and they're flying within six weeks! Love the elephants. We had a similar thing here where artists painted cows for a joint country/city schools project. They were just around every corner, a lovely colourful surprise.

Gledwood said...

O yeah I heard about those elephants on the radio, don't they look amazing!

Tadpoles= v cute.

I once had a dwarf African aquatic frog, the type you keep in a tropical aquarium with the fish. He was really tiny... I would have loved to breed loads of them... but you'd have to take 'em out of the community tank, else I'm sure the fish would have treated them like froggie daphnia...

Shammickite said...

I regret to say that I can't shed any light on the parentage or dates of birth of either the wiggly taddies or the gorgeous heffalumps, only to say that they are both delightful in their own unique way.

Megan said...

I like everything about this post.

Dumdad said...

Love the tads. One of them reminds me of my wife when she was very young....

The Clever Pup said...

Toronto has had its moose and Munich has its lions. This is definitely an idea that has worked.

Reya Mellicker said...

It's a sign of spring when you publish your tadpole pics. I am always happy to see the new generation. xx

Akelamalu said...

We have a Cow Parade oop north but I adore elephants so I would enjoy your parade more!

Steve said...

Awwww, love the tadpoles! Definitely little legs are forming...

The elephants are great, too! Bravo for taking the time to go find them!