« Cats with white paws listen up | Home | PupNapper 3000™ »

Sep 12, 2008

Lil' Hoser

Check out this tiny hoser over at the Oregon zoo. According to Sender-Inner Lauren I., they're naming the little guy today! We'll be sure to check back. I'd like to suggest: "José".

Unless it's a girl, then maybe "Phannie" or something?!

Email to a Friend | Add to del.icio.us |


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Lil' Hoser:


I love him.

Jennie Mello
 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:04 AM


 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:05 AM

Fatty McLumpkin or Peanut!

Something sweet but simple like Flower for a lady!

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:07 AM

I wants eet! Ooooh, the stubbular swinging hose-nose! Ack! I am ded.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:08 AM

I love how he had difficulty navigating the curb. He's all, wait, how do i, what IS this, so...just step over?

warrior rabbit
 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:09 AM

how about the name "Baby Babar" - or is that too cheesey?

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:10 AM

I want a baby elephant! This video seriously makes me want to squeeze the little guy and kiss the top of his scratchy little head....awww so cute!!

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:15 AM

They have named him:

Samudra (nickname Sam): Hindi for "lord of the ocean." (The calf loves his baths!)

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:15 AM

Its like Matryoshka dolls (inside dolls), but elephantine.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:18 AM

If a girl, Elle. If a boy, Shah Rukh. Definitely.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:21 AM

Oh, that's just the cutest pachy pup I've ever seen! Wow! And great name too.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:23 AM

ZOMG I could watch this all day long!

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:25 AM

Awwwwwww!!! I remember when this little guy was born. It was a difficult birth, and Rose-tu, who had never seen a birth, got confused and frightened and started kicking the calf. They had to remove him, and he was inconsolable. There was a video of him crying for his mom, it was heartbreaking!! How wonderful that everything seems to have worked out so well! Elephants are the coolest, especially the babies. =)

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:34 AM

That is the teeniest ellafunt I has ever seen!!

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:34 AM

Mr. Splashy von Beluga Whalehouser!
Mr. Splashy von Beluga Whalehouser!

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:39 AM

He's a canadian?

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:44 AM

how about peaches?

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:49 AM

It's going to be really funny when he gets too tall to walk under mom like that. *bonk*

He's so adorable.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 11:57 AM

berthaservant you're killin' me over heah!

OMG I LOVE elephants!They are so intelligent and gentle and social. They shed tears when they cry. The babies are so adorable!

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 12:06 PM

Tube-itha might do if "José" has a sister.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 12:11 PM

what a beautiful happy family. want.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 12:13 PM

He's too big for my lap, but I sure would try to snorgle him! Ears!

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 12:23 PM

OH!!! Baby efalant! I want one. So cute & gangly. Makes me think of Dumbo.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 12:26 PM

What a precious sight.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 12:31 PM

Ahn! Elephants are the best! And such good mommies and aunties too. The li'l calf is too prosh for words.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 12:33 PM

eeeeets so kewt when its laying down! And his family is so proud of him!!

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 12:33 PM

This is the best example of the rule about a thing accompanied by a smaller version of the thing is cute.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 12:39 PM

Okay. I just watched that seven times in a row.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 12:46 PM

My pick: Captain Hosington

Mrs. Sara
 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Lederhosen! (For some reason, "Little Hoser" made me think of that.)

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 12:52 PM

I love how the women are supervising him! What a cutiepie!! Negotiating that slope and everything... awwwww.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 12:57 PM

They are so loving with their young.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 01:07 PM

I'm thinking "Piper".

Larry Sheldon
 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 01:07 PM

oooh i change my mind, what about nutterbutter?

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 01:19 PM

Name him Mancini! (or Harry...)I mean, he's already got his own theme song!

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 01:30 PM

Yay! I love when elephants look happy in zoos, with animals that smart they can get depressed when bored. The grownups clearly are in love with the new baby!

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 01:41 PM

I still haven't joined the throngs to go see him :( --maybe this weekend.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 01:43 PM

The entire time I watched this I was saying, "Awwwwwww" and I didn't even realize it. What a cutie-pie!

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 01:44 PM

Baron Trunky van Trunkleton, or Trunks O'Trunk.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 01:54 PM

If it's a girl? "Hoseanna."

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 01:59 PM

pinky tuskadero!!

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 01:59 PM

Awwwww! He's all:

"Dewds! I cannot HANDLE this curb!"

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 02:02 PM

They named her/him Samudra.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 02:10 PM

Name's Samudra, Hindi for "lord of the ocean" 'cause he likes taking baths so much. :o)

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 02:13 PM

And it's a boy !:) Little Sam. YAY

Mary (the first)
 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 02:54 PM

Baby elephants are sooo cute!

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 02:56 PM

PJ we tried to go see him last wednesday and the line was 3-1/2 hours long!
they were letting 30 people at a time in the viewing area. needless to say we did not wait in the line, in the hot sun, with all those stroller peoples , what a nightmare for a mom! I felt bad for them. ugh!
i hate to say it but i think vids like this give you an even better look at him.
I LOVE the way hes touching and testing everything and all his lil body parts to see how they feel/smell/work. and his mama and auntie are the BEST!

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 02:58 PM

Well evidently he's already gotten his name. I had an alternate name suggestion ready. Maybe we could save this for "the next baby [girl] elephant who loves both dust baths & regular baths":
[which also brings to mind, Dusty Springfield, an appropriately girly, bubbly personality ...]

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 03:06 PM

I think Peanut would have been a great name! Good one.

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 03:10 PM

Look at that lil trunk flopping around! I'd name him "Tromboner".

 |  Sep 12, 2008 at 03:11 PM

The comments to this entry are closed.

« Cats with white paws listen up | Home | PupNapper 3000™ »




  • Receive the daily content of CuteOverload in your email box. Free!

    Your email address will only be used for this purpose and not given out to any other third party.

    Enter your Email

    Powered by FeedBlitz

Cute Caps!

  • Did you know you can add CuteCaps to your own webpage? Try it!

Got Cute?

  • Think you have a cute photo, Punk? [Clint Eastwood voice] If you think it fits our seriously stringent requirements, send it to us. We just might post it! But if we don't, it's really for the best [patting your back.]

Choosey bloggers choose:

  • TypePad!

    If TypePad helps your blog survive a Slashdotting, you know it's strong.

    Set Up Your Blog For Free with TypePad! If I can do it, you tewtelly can.

Email Me

  • press-related: press [at] cutelabs.com
  • business-related: meg [at] cutelabs.com
  • submissions: cuteoverload [at] frostdesign.net

Press Coverageses

  • Don't miss our Press page for ALL pattings on the back!


Powered by TypePad