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Elephant paints self-portrait

Elephant paints self-portrait

Jumbo takes to the easel

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Guest: Eliphants ftw (3066 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 (3059 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... (2065 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 (1987 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 (1366 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 (3067 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: (2010 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 (3013 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 (3042 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: Cool (1996 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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Guest: Trunky (aka Tom) (3067 days ago)
We can type too.
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We can type too.
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Guest: (2009 days ago)
that's a big friggin flower.
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that's a big friggin flower.
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Guest: (3068 days ago)
Unbelievable!!
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Unbelievable!!
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adko adko (3067 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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flingthecow flingthecow (3028 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 (2103 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 (2016 days ago)
well said.
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well said.
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Guest: Anonymous (1379 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 (1263 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: RoseMHern (1990 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: lianners (1989 days ago)
amazing
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amazing
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Guest: B.F. Deal (1990 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: Calcularius (1992 days ago)
magnets
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magnets
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Guest: (3068 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: (2011 days ago)
Me toooooo !!
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Me toooooo !!
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Guest: guest (3068 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 (3025 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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Guest: logic (1992 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 (1514 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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BigHot BigHot (3067 days ago)
Rubbish adko. He painted my bathroom.
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Rubbish adko. He painted my bathroom.
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Guest: Bryan (1991 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 (1513 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: iAn (2014 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: (2039 days ago)
Amazing!
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Amazing!
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Guest: Emily (2128 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: Lady Raven (2057 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 (2003 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: Travis (1991 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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Guest: Sparkle (1378 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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