My Little Pachyderm

House hippo, tiny rhino, mini pony, lap-sized giraffe; all have become super popular of late. Now, the first-ever sighted adult dwarf elephant in Sri Lanka is getting his own trendy tiny trunkster action too.

Video proof at Daily Picks and Flicks. Complete story at the Sunday Times.



  1. My back yard is full of snow right now, but when it clears, I am sure there is room for one of these trunksters. *hopeful* 😀

  2. Dibs!!!

  3. Patricia Shapiro says:

    It’s hard to tell the size of this elephant, with nothing in the photo to give an idea of how big (or little) he is.

  4. Kristen S. says:

    There’s a second video which shows it with a standard-sized elephant. Also, you can see that the legs are proportionately shorter than average.

  5. phred's mom says:

    As is his head.

  6. phred's mom says:

    I meant larger, proportionately.
    Of course. Multitasking is
    not my forte.

  7. doomchild says:

    I’m still waiting for my lap-sized giraffe to be delivered. Maybe I have to kidnap yet another postman for interrogations. Meanwhile I’ll start preparing a place for a pygmy elephant. The house hippo will definitely be overjoyed!