Tag Archives: Elephant

today’s holiday: Surin Elephant Round-Up


Surin Elephant Round-Up

The Elephant Round-Up is an internationally famous show of 200 or more trained elephants held annually in the provincial capital of Surin, Thailand, where elephant training is a tradition. A tug-of-war is staged in which elephants are pitted against Thai soldiers, and there are also log-pulling contests, a soccer game with two teams of elephants kicking a giant soccer ball, and elephant basketball. A highlight is the spectacular array of elephants rigged out to reenact a medieval war parade. Besides the elephant demonstrations, there are cultural performances and folk dancing. More… Discuss

Polite elephant crosses multiple farms on her voyage without damaging a single fence…What does this tell you about some humans who aren’t so polite!


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Polite elephant crosses multiple farms on her voyage without damaging a single fence…What does this tell you about some humans who aren’t so polite!

Fabulous Composers and compositions: Camille Saint-Saëns – Carnaval des Animaux



Prague Symphony Orchestra – Martin Turnovsky, Pavel Stepan & Ilja Hurnik – piano

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The Carnival of the Animals (Le carnaval des animaux) is a humorous musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Written for private performance by an ad hoc ensemble of two pianos and other instruments, the work lasts around 25 minutes.

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ELEPHANTS GET THE POINT OF HUMAN GESTURES


Elephants Get the Point of Human Gestures

A simple experiment involving an elephant, a gesturingscientist, two buckets, and a single treat has shown that the intelligent pachyderms appear to have an instinctive understanding of human pointing. The experiment involved placing the two buckets, only one of which contained a treat, in front of an elephant and then having the animal choose which bucket to reach for while a person pointed to the one containing the hidden snack. Researchers hoped to teach the elephants how to interpret the gesture and were surprised to find that the creatures seemed to understand it from the outset. The next step is to investigate whether elephants use gestures in their own communicationMore… Discuss