Photo by Kristian Schmidt for WildAid
The scale here is all kinds of cray. Is the elephant full grown and the man a super giant?! Is it an elephant the size of a puppy?! Who can say?
Really, it’s Yao Ming and a baby elephant. So that falls somewhere in the middle of those two scenarios. This is a pic from the basketball star’s recent trip to an elephant orphanage. Poor little elephants like two-week-old Kinango are here because their mothers are poached for ivory. He is so young, he still needs a blanket to keep him warm because his skin is so thin. Poor little Kinango. He does look dashing in plaid though!
See more pictures and read about Yao Ming’s trip on his blog.