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Premature Smallest Baby Elephant on Facebook is a HOAX!

They’re at it again — the Facebook morons who will believe anything that gets “shared” on their page.  I am getting so sick of this dumbness and carelessness.  How can people be so stupid?

Don’t you know anything about the size of an elephant?  Don’t you realize this baby is 5% the size of a normal baby elephant?

The “baby elephant who needs your help and is struggling to survive” pic is a hoax.  Yes, it’s a real elephant but it’s a photo of an unfortunate early miscarriage — and spreading the picture around on Facebook is an unfortunate  miscarriage of intelligence.

This photo you’re sending to your friends, thinking that you are doing some great service to the elephant kingdom, is a photo of a still-born elephant fetus-  a miscarried baby elephant — a FETUS!!!.  The zoologist who cracked the truth about this story and seems to be the one with the most information can be found here http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3834680/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1.

Do you even know how big a premature elephant would be — even one five months premature?  The image that’s going around Facebook suggests that this is a premature elephant baby which is being cared for by some Dumbo neonatal ICU  — how stupid can you get to think that a baby elephant this size could EVER survive?  More pics here —>http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3834680/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

This would be the same as a human baby born the size of a postage stamp having a chance to survive.  I am sure that picture will start floating around next week — what a bunch of stupid asses.

The way I look at this whole story is that if there are morons who can spread false information about an elephant fetus, there must be an equal amount of intelligent people who can spread my story about the truth.  If I can save one child from growing up to a mindless dope like their mother or father, I will be happy.  Think about sharing this story and telling YOUR friends the truth!

“The average person knows nothing about elephant development,” said Dr. Dean Traherne, an expert in elephant obstetrics from the South African Elephant Reproduction and Population and Copulation Center in Zambia.

An elephant as pictured on the viral Facebook photo would be about 15 months premature — perhaps a bit more than that.  There would be no way that animal could survive.  It would be about the same as a human baby born at 2.1 months. As far as the elephant goes, people should have an innate sense of the size of things.  An elephant carries a baby for 22 months and when the baby is born it weighs on average about 230 pounds.

“Facebookers are especially ill-equipped in this area of basic human knowledge.  I think it might be a form of true ignorance that is actually caused by Facebook.” [Dean Traherne MD VMD PhD]

Here are some other annoying hoaxes that you may have seen on Facebook that were debunked by Damien LeGallienne and the staff at http://www.TheDamienZone.com

http://thedamienzone.com/2012/11/10/betty-white-quote-about-romney-and-ryan-and-vaginas-is-a-hoax-fake/

http://thedamienzone.com/2012/09/28/facebook-photo-of-newborn-with-giant-tumor-click-for-dollars-hoax-fake/

http://thedamienzone.com/2012/07/16/eminem-quote-is-fake-i-dont-care-if-youre-black-white-straight-bisexual-gay-fake-hoax-he-never-said-it/

http://thedamienzone.com/2012/05/23/hoax-mae-west-quote-about-gays-the-holocaust-spanish-inquisition-misquote-fake-facebook-hoax/

http://thedamienzone.com/2012/01/30/facebook-story-woman-complains-about-sitting-next-to-black-man-hoax-fake-never-happened/

http://thedamienzone.com/2011/11/19/john-lennon-quote-when-i-was-5-years-fake-hoax/

STOP FALLING FOR THIS CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!

99 Comments
  1. Why be such a jerk about it – people don’t know what they don’t know – sheesh – You could have written this information much differently.

  2. GT — I am tired of educating idiots. Facebook is destroying the human ability to think — I have to be a son of a bitch to wake these people up.

  3. I personally find your truth telling refreshing. Thanks for the info!

  4. Thank you — you are obviously not a mindless Facebook “sharer” — that puts you ahead of about 99%.

  5. I know a child that was born that was so small that a normal ring was a bracelet on her. so dont tell me that people and animals cant live being that early.

  6. I agree with you completely and am also sick of the mindless facebook sharing but the way in which you went about conveying your thoughts is not going to help win anyone over to your side. Your blantant abuse and inability to express yourself in words is a sign of your lack of intellegence (the very thing you accuse others of). You could also benifit from using a spell checker.

  7. I personally think you are an asshole.

  8. I agree!!! People now days don’t think for themselves and will believe anything they see or read!!!! When I saw this picture being posted I was shocked how so many people believed it lol! I don’t blame you for speaking the truth…. The people who think you were too harsh are just upset cause they know your right!

  9. “My” blatant abuse? Inability to express myself? There were no spelling errors — is that your argument? Look at your own spelling errors. Mel.

    Do you think perhaps that I have reached the boiling point for stupidity? I usually don’t take comments from people named Mel — how’d you slip in?

  10. YES IT IS STILL BORN. BUT YOU KNOW YOU COULD INFORM PEOPLE IN A BETTER WAY THAN TO CALL THEM NAMES JUST CAUSE YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SUBJECT DOESN’T MAKE YOU AN EXPERT OR GIVE YOU THE RIGHT TO BE SO RUDE AND CRUDE IS THAT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY TAUGHT YOU.CAUSE HERE IN AMERICA WE TALK TO OTHERS WITH A LITTLE MORE COMPASSION. IF YOU WANT TO GET RUDE ABOUT THE TRUTH LETS TALK ABOUT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY IS AND HOW THEY ACT. SO DON’T COME ON HERE ACTING LIKE YOU ARE SO RIGHTIOUS. OR ELSE GO HOME TALK TO THE MEN IN YOUR COUNTRY LIKE THAT CAUSE YOU KNOW YOU WOULDN’T GET AWAY WITH IT IN YOUR HOME LAND.OR YOU CAN START TO ACT RIGHT AND PEOPLE WOULD ACTUALY LISTEN TO YOU WITHOUT JUDGEING YOU FOR WHAT YOU KNOW AND DON’T AND FOR WHERE YOU CAME FROM

  11. Why do I picture Sabrina Newman being wrestled to the ground by mental hospital orderlies?

  12. Babs — a human baby at this stage of development would be the size of a postage stamp.

  13. first off my 12 year old daughter was4 and a half months preme her hole body could fit in my hand and i have a smal had and they gave her 3 days to live and now she is going to be 13 in april i agree that people need to stop posting that stuff but you can go about it a little better then calling them names i had to google it myself becasue i did not believe it

  14. Lmfao this guy just some loser who can’t get laid so he online telling people how stupid they are just another wannabe internet bully…..

  15. I will say that he did come off a little harsh but I totally agree with him in this matter. I am no animal expert but he is right that the average newborn elephant is huge and would not fit in your hands… I think we all value the right to express ourselves through speech because it is our right. I mean come on people what is this world coming to that we have to judge people by their skin color or where they come from… No matter what you tell me about religion and culture we still come from the same place and we are all sisters and brothers and should think before we speak cause we are killing ourselves off by all the drama that we live with… Is this what you want your kids to live with and try to fix cause I do not think it is right to leave that with them……

  16. Love it!!! DDM awesome choice of words harsh but true lol I am at times one of those mindless morons that “share cos I care” type statuses but I do try to track the hoax before I do so… This was by far way too ridiculous to be true… Oh pmsl @ the mis spelling I feel when your criticizing ones intelligence you should invest in a little more time to grammatical and spelling areas I’ve met a few Mels in my time 🙂

  17. I agree, anyone who just buys stuff like this without even looking into it can’t be called anything else but a moron… Even if a human baby that premature could make it (which i seriously doubt) it would be because was born in a sterile theatre and incubated as soon as humanly possible… THINK! It’s not that hard!

  18. @mel “You could also benifit from using a spell checker” LMAO!

  19. LOL — Minki — there were a few other spelling errors from Mel —

  20. The way I look at this whole story is that if there are morons who can spread false information about an elephant fetus, there must be an equal amount of intelligent people who can spread my story about the truth. If I can save one child from growing up to be a mindless dope like their mother or father, I will be happy. Think about sharing this story and telling YOUR friends the truth!

    Damien
    ddm@thedamienzone.com

  21. If I can “bully” you into some semblance of intelligence, then call me a bully. They always say things like, “Loser” “Can’t get laid” “Off his meds” “pathetic” “sad” YAWN!!!! People like Malice really must come up with new ways to defend their stupidity. If you have a kid and your kid thinks it’s okay for mommy and daddy to be morons and spread sappy and maudlin and just plain dumb information on facebook, then you are subconciously a real bully — and an idiot!

  22. While you may be right about what you said, not all of us are dumb asses!!! Just like I’m sure not all educated people are not boorish, insensitive, loud-mouthed, egotistical, asinine, narrow-minded, bigoted ASSHOLES!! I hope your Mom is real proud, you jerk!!! :p!!

  23. Regarding the people who get angry at the manner in which you defend the truth: It’s probably because they are themselves guilty of this kind of thoughtless facebook “sharing.”

    Denton Burrista-Lopes Phd ( Zoologist)

  24. Fuck you whoever said the michael jackson comment and for your dumb ass information youre the stupid one MJ didnt kill himself with anethesia.Its been proven impossibe!why dont u check ur fucking facts and by the way what has mj got to with an elephant fetus.oh and an elephant fetus is a baby stupid not just a damn fetus as u called it and i happened to have seen 2 little twins that were born and was a friend of mines children and they were not much bigger than 2 fingers which is not much bigger than 2 postage stamps.you must be a really ungrateful stupid and rude ass fucking person.so fuck you ass hole!

  25. LeannaWoodhouse — First of all: How am I a bigot? I loathe that word. Also my mother would be very proud of me, but sadly she was squished by a baby elephant who was carried to full term and fell on her when it was born, IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. MJ died from an overdose of an anesthetic drug — that’s what the trial is about. Maybe you’ve been spending to much time at your friends of “mines” and she ain’t got no TV and no newspaper neither! Also, asshole is one word.

    Folks, I hate when I get letters like this from great minds. It’s so intimidating.

    Damien

  27. Strike that last “not”! Sorry! Do’t want to appear stupid!!

  28. Too bad she wasn’t carrying you!!! BIGOT!!! Against anyone who has a heart!!! :p!! NOT an idiot!!!

  29. Too late — you already insulted me. Live with it. If, however, you can tell me HOW I am a bigot, I will ask the server to fix your errors — all of them.

    Damien

  30. It figures to get crap like this from a “Damien”… He was the son of Rosemary & SATAN!! :p!!

  31. Oh, I wasn’t apologizing!! :p!!

  32. ….ever hear of sarcasm???

  33. Damien is a Roman Catholic Saint — actually there are two famous St. Damiens. This is an example of your gullibility. You saw a movie once and you assume, because the devil kid in the film was named Damien, that this is a name given to Satanic people — nothing could be further from the truth. If you go to Europe, you will find that the name is very popular — especially in Roman Catholic and Eastern Rite countries. If you go to Hawaii — which is part of the USA in case you didn’t know — you will see that the name is revered because Father Damien, the patron Saint of Lepers, worked on the island of Molokai ministering to lepers who were dumped there by sailing ships. He donated his life to helping these unfortunate people. That is the stuff I am made of.

  34. No error!! On purpose!! You’re a bigot against people w/a heart!! Some people let their heart lead them!! That’s not always bad!! This world damn sure could use ALOT more love & understanding!! Just because you’re smarter than a FEW of us, doesn’t make you a better person, or a good writer, etc. Just a bitter know-it-all that most people would like to punch, when met!!

  35. No — tell me what sarcasm means in your world. I know what it means in mine. Read the comment from me about my name “Damien” — learn something!

  36. Yes, I know Hawaii is part of the USA, thank you!! And I seriously doubt there is ANYTHING saintly about you!! :p!!

  37. Very good!! You DO know what sarcasm is!! Good boy!! You deserve a treat….a dog treat!! FYI…I already knew about that!! I actually read…BOOKS!! LOTS of them!! I check my Facebook once a month!! And my daughter thought I should have one!! ;p!!

  38. I don’t think I am smarter than anyone. I don’t think that at all. When I don’t know something, instead of just passing on information about what I DO NOT know, I ask people who do. That makes me “sensible.” Maybe it’s a sign of intelligence but it doesn’t mean that I don’t have a heart or that I think I am smarter than anyone. It’s because I don’t like to see people do foolish things that I try to educate people — I don’t like to see hurtful things. Passing along a picture of a dead elephant fetus and thereby giving some caring person the false thought and hope that it will live, is hurtful . Do me a favor and read my blog about the atheist billboard — there is a link near the elephant story or on the homepage. Keep in mind that there is foul language because I got so angry about that, so if that bothers you or your family, don’t read it — but I think that will prove that I care A LOT about people. That is the kind of story you should pass around!

    Damien
    I will fix your errors.

  39. Who have you donated your life to helping???

  40. Anyone who asks me. Now go get some rest.

  41. Thank you, for speaking to me like a human being!! And you ARE right about people spreading lies! It’s not good…for us or our children! I appreciate your concern for people’s feelings! Maybe there’s hope for you yet!! And yes, I’ll check your blog…and make sure MY friends know the truth! It’s been enlightening!! :)!!

  42. Geez guys this online fighting is just kind of stupid… if you don’t like what someone has to say just don’t read his posts! Having a shitfest about it here is just dumb lol
    He has a good point, yes his method of delivery is not very tactful, but again if you don’t like the way he says things just don’t read his posts lol name calling and fighting on here will not solve anything and will make you look as bad as you perceive him to be.

  43. OMG!! That was an absolutely awesome story!! Three cheers for you for defending Christianity!! I’m informing ALL my friends, Facebook & otherwise, ASAP!! Truly sorry for the berating earlier!! You’re not so bad after all!! P.S. Fucktard?? LOL!!! Night, dude!!

  44. SEE~!!!! 🙂

  45. RSZ…..Don’t spazz!! That’s what this is for…comments!! You did, didn’t you??? Most of us agree with his message, just not his approach!! OK with you???

  46. Yes, my eyes are opened & I’ve seen the light! Now, you go get some rest, too!! ;)!!

  47. Wow – wha tan interesting read. All over a personal note to educate people on what is being posted on Facebook. Yes, I have read everything. I have to say thank you “D”, even though you strongly stated what and how you felt – it sure did ruffle some hen house feathers.
    Yes, everybody, I thank you also – most of you made me laugh at not only what you wrote, but also how you wrote, some forgetting how to spell due to an excessive use of text message spelling…the one done in ALL CAPS – umm in the internet world that is considered yelling.
    Yes, indeed, thanks for educating some, the rest of you – thanks for making me laugh.

  48. Hey thanks for the info but not for the attitude. I’m sure in your mind it has to be delivered that way, but it’s a lame excuse. Not everyone knows about the size of an elephant fetus, an elephant’s gestation period or anything about elephants except for simple common knowledge. If there are any flaws in this hoax it’d be this boastful post that looks down on people that (despite being gullible) actually have an ounce of empathy. I just hope that others won’t become as jaded by something so trivial.

  49. Wow has it been bitter on here… Talk about some rude people in this world. This is the stuff our kids are reading and everyone wonders where it comes from. Thats all I gotta say…

  50. …wtf is wrong with the “moron” that wrote this article. ok, we get it – duh!

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