3,000-Pound Baby Elephant Tarra Riding On Roller Skates

What has 16 wheels and a trunk?

Photo via LA Times

Definitely not a truck, that’s for sure! On February 12, 1980, Carol Buckley trained 6-year-old, 3,000-pound baby elephant named Tarra to ride around in some custom-made roller skates! “She balanced beautifully,” Buckley told the LA Times as former staff photographer Steve Fontanini captured the moment in Ojai, California.

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written by denisesanjose on 2013-07-16 in #lifestyle #overly-descriptive-title #animals #california #analogue-photography #black-and-white #vintage #elephant

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