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28 September 2009 @ 05:23 pm
A Sad Day :(  
As some of you probably know, I adore elephants with all of my heart. Next to dogs, they are my favorite animal in the world! We had three elephants at our local zoo and one of them has been sick for some months now. Her name was Buki and she passed away early this morning. D: I'm so devestated, it's just such sad news. Apparently her kidneys were not working probably, although they weren't failing so I'm not sure what happened to her exactly.

She was born in Thailand, coming to the states in 1959 as a member of the King Brothers circus. She remained with the circus until 1984, at which time she retired to the zoo here. They say she was social with the other two elephants and gentle with her keepers, who read her "get well" letters every morning. She was 52 years old and a beautiful soul, who will be missed by everyone in our community. *sniffle*


--My thoughts and prayers are with those in the Philippines affected by the horrible devastation that's going on right now!

On a more upbeat note, I would like to wish my friend 0xnatashax0 a very Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day surrounded by your friends & family. *hugs*
happy birthday to you
breakfastgirl on September 28th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Aw, that is such a shame. :( I love elephants too. They are such beautiful creatures, and Buki was no exception.
Kristin: Eeyore & Pigletkristypadalecki on September 29th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your kind words. *hug*
callygal1: Daniel Heart COTGcallygal1 on September 29th, 2009 12:58 am (UTC)
poor baby :(
Kristin: SG-1: Daniel Jackson #2kristypadalecki on September 29th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
I know, she was so dear. :(
April: pic#87806978jeanniefan78 on September 29th, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
Aww, I'm so sorry, Hon. *hugs*
Kristin: HP- Ron & Hermione <3kristypadalecki on September 29th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you April, it means a lot. *hugs back*
Apriljeanniefan78 on September 30th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
You're very welcome, Kiddo. *hugs again* :)
Kristin: HP- Sirius & Lupinkristypadalecki on September 30th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
:D ♥
Michelle: Bowie - Lovelifebecomesart on September 29th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
Awww that's so sad.
Kristin: Stock- Depressedkristypadalecki on September 29th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
It is, just heartbreaking. :(
illusionedwords on September 29th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
Aw,I'm so sorry about the elephant ♥ They are such beautiful animals. I'm sure she lived a long happy elephant life ♥
Kristin: David- Black & Whitekristypadalecki on September 29th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I truly hope she had a happy life, she definitely deserved to.
jeanniefan04 on September 29th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
Aww, that's so sad! We had an elephant death in our zoo over the summer too, but she was just a baby. :(
Kristin: Autumn 2kristypadalecki on September 29th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
I know. Aww, I'm so sorry for your elephant's death as well. It's always so much worse when they're just beginning their lives. *hugs*
sane_psycho02: RDJ shexysane_psycho02 on September 29th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
OMG, that is so sad. :( Elephants are such lovely animals!
Kristin: Heath Ledger- R.I.P.kristypadalecki on September 29th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
They truly are. ♥