Baby Monkeys Wonder Why They're No Longer The Cutest
If Mr Shuffles dies suddenly, or even worse, gets sick and dies slowly, there will be uncontrolled weeping in the streets of Sydney. And probably a state funeral.
In this downright adorable vid, the elephant calf's mother moves into action, it seems, only when she realises he can't get out on his own, and the elephant on the far right is concerned enough to at least drop his pole, for a while anyway :
Yeah, dunno if a baby elephant taking its first dip qualifies as a "close call". Have they never seen an elephant swim?
Inevitably, Mr Shuffles has a Twitter account. When he's not trying to escape, he is busy lobbying to stop a competition being held by Taronga Zoo and the Daily Telegraph to change his name.
Whatever his new name turns out to be, it won't be as memorable as Mr Shuffles.