elephants that paint


This may be a negative thought, but I hope they didn't hurt the elephant to get it to paint. I know the trainers treat the elephant poorly.

It is still amazing to see it paint like that. Animals are a lot smarter they we give them credit for.


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I understand what you are saying-- making sure that the elephants do want to paint instead of performing. I guess when I saw this video I thought of how elephants see- is this elephant painting the same picture taught to him or is it an 'inspired painting'

I believe that things have a consciousness and animals have their own way of communicating to us through the heart. To see this elephant paint reminded me of the dog who likes to skateboard!

Lady of Light

I think it's a fantastic thing what these elephants are doing. What they paint does look like what they see, but are they trained for that, or is it what it seems. I want to believe that they are painting what they see, but I can't help but believe that they were trained to do the actual painting.

All in all, those elephants are good at it!