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Guest: Eliphants ftw (2393 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 (2386 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... (1392 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 (1314 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 (693 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:  (1336 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: Trunky (aka Tom) (2394 days ago)
We can type too.
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We can type too.
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Guest: Dan (2394 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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flingthecow flingthecow (2355 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 (1430 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: Anonymous (590 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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Guest: Maddmatt (1343 days ago)
well said.
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well said.
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Guest: Anonymous (706 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:  (2394 days ago)
Unbelievable!!
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Unbelievable!!
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Guest: bj (2340 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 (2368 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: Calcularius (1318 days ago)
magnets
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magnets
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Guest: juzz_mhe (2352 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 (2394 days ago)
Rubbish adko. He painted my bathroom.
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Rubbish adko. He painted my bathroom.
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Guest: RoseMHern (1317 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: Cool (1323 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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adko adko (2394 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:  (2395 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:  (1337 days ago)
Me toooooo !!
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Me toooooo !!
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Guest: Emily (1455 days ago)
That elephant can paint better than me! haha
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That elephant can paint better than me! haha
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Guest:  (1336 days ago)
that's a big friggin flower.
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that's a big friggin flower.
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Guest: guest (2395 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: Henrik (2390 days ago)
I have seen elephants paint on a trip to Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand. The "new" ones partly paints self expressions but the old ones are surely trained. However it is still fantastic they can do a painting at all, what other animal can be trained to do that beside a monkey and an elephant? Plus it looks like they are having fun too :-)
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I have seen elephants paint on a trip to Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand. The "new" ones partly paints self expressions but the old ones are surely trained. However it is still fantastic they can do a painting at all, what other animal can be trained to do that beside a monkey and an elephant? Plus it looks like they are having fun too :-)
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Guest: Mary Rasmussen (1275 days ago)
This is most amazing. I really enjoyed it and passed it on.
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This is most amazing. I really enjoyed it and passed it on.
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Guest: Bryan (1318 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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adko adko (2394 days ago)
it's really sad. the elephant is doing just trained moves. hes not really drawing. animals don't have the ability to reproduce objects (especialy not form 3D to 2D, i'm not mentioning the abstraction of drawing just outlines)
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it's really sad. the elephant is doing just trained moves. hes not really drawing. animals don't have the ability to reproduce objects (especialy not form 3D to 2D, i'm not mentioning the abstraction of drawing just outlines)
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Guest: Alie (1325 days ago)
Stfu. Would you rather he be in a circus being whipped? People train dogs don't they? Same principle.
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Stfu. Would you rather he be in a circus being whipped? People train dogs don't they? Same principle.
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Guest: Luna (1436 days ago)
IF YOU CANT READ THEIR MINDS THEN YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THEY CAN OR CANT Do AND ITS KINDA RUDE, SURE IT MAY BE A RARE TALENT BUT DAMN THIS ELEPHANT hAS IT
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IF YOU CANT READ THEIR MINDS THEN YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THEY CAN OR CANT Do AND ITS KINDA RUDE, SURE IT MAY BE A RARE TALENT BUT DAMN THIS ELEPHANT hAS IT
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Guest: Robba (1323 days ago)
This is possible, but very unlikely. A human person in a cultural background without drawings would pretty much just see lines on this paper, no elefant, but maybe a flower. for the Elefant I also give the chance that he even rcognises the flower, but even if so this l still IS a trained move. Open questions remain: how is he taught? Most Circusses are cruel by doing so. And can we do a world together that is save from beeing slaved brutally or extincted, both?
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This is possible, but very unlikely. A human person in a cultural background without drawings would pretty much just see lines on this paper, no elefant, but maybe a flower. for the Elefant I also give the chance that he even rcognises the flower, but even if so this l still IS a trained move. Open questions remain: how is he taught? Most Circusses are cruel by doing so. And can we do a world together that is save from beeing slaved brutally or extincted, both?
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Guest:  (1366 days ago)
Amazing!
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Amazing!
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Guest: Alec (1302 days ago)
This is one of the most incredible things I have ever seen!
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This is one of the most incredible things I have ever seen!
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Guest: iAn (1341 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: B.F. Deal (1317 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: gabrielle (1422 days ago)
he must be so proud!!!
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he must be so proud!!!
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Guest: lianners (1316 days ago)
amazing
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amazing
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