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An Elephant Musician

Elephant Takes to Harmonica, Makes Music
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Shanthi is a 36-year-old Asian elephant at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington who is using her trunk to make music. She has taken to the harmonica, turning out tunes that have her handlers buzzing. Photo Credit: cliff1066 via Flickr.

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4:14AM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

It is a shame that intelligent animals are in zoos though, I prefer them to be free in their natural habitat.

3:22AM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

I'm happy that this elephant has a little something in her day, but really this is not where she should be.

8:30PM PDT on May 17, 2012

Dynamic!

6:40PM PDT on May 9, 2012

I love elephants! They're so cute :)

8:30AM PDT on May 9, 2012

Wonderful. There are no limits for nature's capabilities

8:22PM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thank you Leonard D., for the link to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center. A truly inspiring story, worth watching !
Don't you just looove those stories were humans will go out of their ways to make other living creatures' lives more interesting ?
All in the name of love and respect !
Life is wonderful when we put our minds and hearts in it !!

1:44PM PDT on May 8, 2012

TOO SWEET!!

1:05PM PDT on May 8, 2012

She is a true entertainer with a great musical talent!

12:22PM PDT on May 8, 2012

I wish she was out of captivity and in her natural environment.

11:57AM PDT on May 8, 2012

As much as I liked seeing how she can play the harmonica, I feel really bad that she is living in a zoo and not in the wild where she belongs!!

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