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Elephant paints self-portrait




An elephant with a paintbrush amazes onlookers by painting a picture of itself on canvass.

   

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Comment icon #2 Posted by Sundew on 3 February, 2014, 2:29
It's hard to tell in the video, but having been to the elephant camps in Chang Mai, Thailand, I saw the elephants trunks being guided by the mahouts. The elephants held the brush in their trunks and their riders moved the trunks to actually paint the pictures. If you look closely at the video the mahout is standing behind the elephant where they can't easily be seen by the cameras. This is not to say elephants are not clever, but it certainly casts doubts on their actual artistic abilities.
Comment icon #3 Posted by zillarancher on 3 February, 2014, 2:55
Guiding or not, that elephant drew a better elephant than I could ever hope to personally acheive.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Eldorado on 3 February, 2014, 4:05
You should see what he can do with Jumbo Crayons!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Still Waters on 3 February, 2014, 11:52
I've seen this video before. I have a soft spot for elephants..... Wonderful
Comment icon #6 Posted by libstaK on 3 February, 2014, 12:36
I hope they are shown are lot of love by their handlers - it's beautiful if they are being appreciated - if used only for tourist dollars, not so much.
Comment icon #7 Posted by mdenise on 3 February, 2014, 16:59
https://www.google.com/search?q=elephant+paints+self+portrait+snopes&oq=elep&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0j69i59j0l2j69i60.3191j0j7&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8https://www.google.com/search?q=elephant+paints+self+portrait+snopes&oq=elep&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0j69i59j0l2j69i60.3191j0j7&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8
Comment icon #8 Posted by Nightmaker47 on 4 February, 2014, 7:01
That's one gifted elephant. I know! We should call him Elephancasso
Comment icon #9 Posted by TheGreatBeliever on 5 February, 2014, 15:01
Might not know wat its doing. "Hmm... this pic looks familiar.."
Comment icon #10 Posted by coolguy on 7 February, 2014, 4:56
This is awesome, elephant 's have. To be one of the smartest animals on the planet,I like them ,how can any body wanna hunt and kill these great beasts people are the worst thing that happened on this earth
Comment icon #11 Posted by PowerPC on 7 February, 2014, 18:03
I believe that elephants are the most intelligent land animals. They actually mourn their dead and can identify family members skeletal remains. Now they are apparently able to create art which has long been considered one of the activities that supposedly seperates man from animals.


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