And now, enjoy an elephant playing the harmonica

When inspiration strikes, Shanthi, an elephant living at Washington, DC's National Zoo, moseys over to a harmonica and plays a jaunty tune. See if you could dance to elephant-composed music in the video above.


It's particularly interesting that Shanthi reportedly prefers music that ends with a crescendo. I wonder if she connects it to the natural trumpeting sounds that elephants make.

Zoo Elephant Rocks Harmonica [Discovery Blogs via Buzzfeed]

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God, elephants are just so smart. How anyone could hurt such an intelligent, lovely creature such as that is just beyond me.