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Elephant paints self-portrait

Elephant paints self-portrait

Jumbo takes to the easel

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Guest: Eliphants ftw (2975 days ago)
now it would be better if he wrote "please help me"
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now it would be better if he wrote "please help me"
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fleeton fleeton (2969 days ago)
Trained or not trained. Who cares! For an elephant to remember in such detail and precision the exact moves - well, that says something to me. He seems to be enjoying the crowds reaction and enjoying the whole thing in general. Free him and he'd surely be shot by an idiot with a gum. Here he has a purpose.
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Trained or not trained. Who cares! For an elephant to remember in such detail and precision the exact moves - well, that says something to me. He seems to be enjoying the crowds reaction and enjoying the whole thing in general. Free him and he'd surely be shot by an idiot with a gum. Here he has a purpose.
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Guest: ah gum... (1975 days ago)
I agree fleeton..those dumb hunters and their gum. Can't stand em.
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I agree fleeton..those dumb hunters and their gum. Can't stand em.
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Guest: deadly_setsuka (1897 days ago)
That elephant paints better than I can.
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That elephant paints better than I can.
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Guest: Jeezzzz (1275 days ago)
I don't think this is real because it never zooms out when the elephant is drawing to show the actual elephant doing it
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I don't think this is real because it never zooms out when the elephant is drawing to show the actual elephant doing it
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Guest: Dan (2977 days ago)
Very well done. Would be nice if it was acutal self-expression, though.
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Very well done. Would be nice if it was acutal self-expression, though.
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Guest: (1919 days ago)
It's A MAN IN AN ELEPHANT SUIT!
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It's A MAN IN AN ELEPHANT SUIT!
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Guest: bj (2922 days ago)
omg this is amazing, hope they are treating him well and he not forced to do this all the time
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omg this is amazing, hope they are treating him well and he not forced to do this all the time
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Guest: Elaine (2951 days ago)
Trained or not this is just bloody amazing to watch,something so big using such a small brush and getting such detail is awesome.And at least the elephant is fed and looked after,maybe if it was in the wild it would be dead by now,shot by hunters.
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Trained or not this is just bloody amazing to watch,something so big using such a small brush and getting such detail is awesome.And at least the elephant is fed and looked after,maybe if it was in the wild it would be dead by now,shot by hunters.
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Guest: Trunky (aka Tom) (2977 days ago)
We can type too.
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We can type too.
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Guest: (2977 days ago)
Unbelievable!!
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Unbelievable!!
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Guest: Cool (1905 days ago)
If you actually look it up. Elephants learn the much like a human baby learns. They have excellent memories and live for a good bit of time. It's not surprising that they could train them to do this because of the way they learn and their memories.
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If you actually look it up. Elephants learn the much like a human baby learns. They have excellent memories and live for a good bit of time. It's not surprising that they could train them to do this because of the way they learn and their memories.
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flingthecow flingthecow (2937 days ago)
So the elephant should be grateful that he is in captivity, being forced to do tricks by humans? Because if not, he might get shot by humans? Wow, we humans are amazing.
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So the elephant should be grateful that he is in captivity, being forced to do tricks by humans? Because if not, he might get shot by humans? Wow, we humans are amazing.
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Guest: fknhippie (2012 days ago)
yes actually because we do not function on a hive brain. one human decides to protect and care for an animal and keep other humans who DONT want to protect and care for it from killing it for its ivory. TWO DIFFERENT HUMANS one wants to hurt one wants to care for. it is better that the elephant be protected by a village and taught to do "tricks" then hunted by poachers.
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yes actually because we do not function on a hive brain. one human decides to protect and care for an animal and keep other humans who DONT want to protect and care for it from killing it for its ivory. TWO DIFFERENT HUMANS one wants to hurt one wants to care for. it is better that the elephant be protected by a village and taught to do "tricks" then hunted by poachers.
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Guest: Maddmatt (1925 days ago)
well said.
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well said.
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Guest: Anonymous (1288 days ago)
Well Actually in Thailand the way they manage to train elephants is by a process they call "phaajaan." Baby elephants are captured, put into a pen that does not allow them to move side to side, forward, or sit, and then for 3-7 days everyone in the village takes turns breaking the animal using sticks with nails at the end, ropes and hot irons. for more information here is the link LINK they are all bastards.
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Well Actually in Thailand the way they manage to train elephants is by a process they call "phaajaan." Baby elephants are captured, put into a pen that does not allow them to move side to side, forward, or sit, and then for 3-7 days everyone in the village takes turns breaking the animal using sticks with nails at the end, ropes and hot irons. for more information here is the link LINK they are all bastards.
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Guest: Anonymous (1172 days ago)
Latest comment: a perfect example of the important difference between 'then' and 'than'
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Latest comment: a perfect example of the important difference between 'then' and 'than'
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adko adko (2976 days ago)
he maybe could, but he certainly didn't painted it with with a flower motive.
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he maybe could, but he certainly didn't painted it with with a flower motive.
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Guest: lianners (1899 days ago)
amazing
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amazing
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Guest: (1918 days ago)
that's a big friggin flower.
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that's a big friggin flower.
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Guest: RoseMHern (1900 days ago)
Makes one wonder how many animals have the consciousness to create art and other tasks we take for granted assuming that only humans can do.
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Makes one wonder how many animals have the consciousness to create art and other tasks we take for granted assuming that only humans can do.
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Guest: (2977 days ago)
I want an elephant, I want an elephant!
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I want an elephant, I want an elephant!
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Guest: (1920 days ago)
Me toooooo !!
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Me toooooo !!
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Guest: Calcularius (1901 days ago)
magnets
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magnets
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Guest: B.F. Deal (1899 days ago)
no big deal, they can train assholes to be presidents
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no big deal, they can train assholes to be presidents
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Guest: guest (2977 days ago)
this has to be an april fool....
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this has to be an april fool....
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Guest: juzz_mhe (2934 days ago)
it's really fantastic. i know it's difficult to teach or trained an animals especially doing things like humans can do. thank you so much for this video it amazed me... i know that the caretakers of this animals do their job to take care the elephants...
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it's really fantastic. i know it's difficult to teach or trained an animals especially doing things like humans can do. thank you so much for this video it amazed me... i know that the caretakers of this animals do their job to take care the elephants...
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BigHot BigHot (2976 days ago)
Rubbish adko. He painted my bathroom.
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Rubbish adko. He painted my bathroom.
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Guest: logic (1901 days ago)
sorry but you guys must all be idiots because this is blatantly fake the camera never zoomed out past the elephants trunk the whole time
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sorry but you guys must all be idiots because this is blatantly fake the camera never zoomed out past the elephants trunk the whole time
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Guest: Mopsa (1424 days ago)
I'm sure you're right - you can see the hand and arm inside the 'trunk'. I suppose the spectators were dubbed in afterwards. Clever!
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I'm sure you're right - you can see the hand and arm inside the 'trunk'. I suppose the spectators were dubbed in afterwards. Clever!
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Guest: Bryan (1901 days ago)
That elephant draws better than I do!!! I'd pay money for a painting done by an elephant!!
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That elephant draws better than I do!!! I'd pay money for a painting done by an elephant!!
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Guest: Guy_from_future (1422 days ago)
WE MUST KILL THEM BEFORE THEY ENSLAVE THE HUMAN RACE! TIME IS RUNNING SHORT!
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WE MUST KILL THEM BEFORE THEY ENSLAVE THE HUMAN RACE! TIME IS RUNNING SHORT!
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Guest: (1949 days ago)
Amazing!
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Amazing!
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Guest: iAn (1923 days ago)
i want to give him a hug
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i want to give him a hug
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Guest: Lady Raven (1966 days ago)
So the question is...are we really the most intelligent species on the planet??!!!!
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So the question is...are we really the most intelligent species on the planet??!!!!
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Guest: genious (1913 days ago)
can u paint ? yes ? well dont be stuped yes we are
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can u paint ? yes ? well dont be stuped yes we are
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Guest: Kk (1848 days ago)
I'm not sure whether to like this or be appalled? :/
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I'm not sure whether to like this or be appalled? :/
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Guest: Sparkle (1287 days ago)
Does anyone else find this video really sad! I'm not an animal rights freak, I laugh at cats running into windows and I regularly eat bacon. What baffles me is the pure dis-respect for this animal. If elephants could paint, they would. Can you not see the tremendous strain on the elephants trunk as he's doing this? They were not built to do this but us as a human race will constantly interrupt nature to make it 'better'. It's appalling, these are beautiful animals who have been given no choice, they're either killed by poachers or trained and abused by people who want to make a quick killing of the western society and their money. This is ridiculous, naive and cruel.
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Does anyone else find this video really sad! I'm not an animal rights freak, I laugh at cats running into windows and I regularly eat bacon. What baffles me is the pure dis-respect for this animal. If elephants could paint, they would. Can you not see the tremendous strain on the elephants trunk as he's doing this? They were not built to do this but us as a human race will constantly interrupt nature to make it 'better'. It's appalling, these are beautiful animals who have been given no choice, they're either killed by poachers or trained and abused by people who want to make a quick killing of the western society and their money. This is ridiculous, naive and cruel.
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Guest: Travis (1901 days ago)
Why do you say hunters are bad? people we all started as hunter gatherers in the beginning. Now we think that somehow we are superior? Its incredible that this elephant is doing this. But there isnt a need to bag on hunters.
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Why do you say hunters are bad? people we all started as hunter gatherers in the beginning. Now we think that somehow we are superior? Its incredible that this elephant is doing this. But there isnt a need to bag on hunters.
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