Picasso, Eat Your Heart Out! HelloGiggles Team

Maybe a lot of people have already seen this, but when I found the above video the other day, I seriously couldn’t believe my eyes! At first, I’ve got to admit, I wondered if this was real, but after watching a little further into the video, you can clearly see that this amazing Thai elephant really was painting this picture. How beautiful and clever are these incredible animals? I mean, seriously? I was gobsmacked and totally moved by this, hope you guys feel the same way.

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  1. I would love this if I didn’t know how they are trained… :-( Just clicked on this site for the first time through a FB link, thought the site was cute….then saw this. Look up “Phajaan”…it is the traditional ‘breaking spirit’ training method used for elephants in Thailand. Elephant training is possible through positive reinforcement, but takes longer and this traditional form is widely accepted and common place. This elephant does not paint because it enjoys it…it hurts. It paints because it is scared of the repercussions (as you will understand when you research the above process). Sorry to bust the bubble but I think people should know what they are supporting/sharing and encouraging.

  2. this is not cute at all. these elephants get tortured to paint. do your research!!!

  3. i met these elephants last week! they had a whole gallery of the paintings they had done, they were INCREDIBLE. i was stoked to see how well they treated them too. looked like they were having a good time the whole show :]

    its called measa elephant camp

  4. Cute! I love it!

  5. i saw an elephant painting a picture at an elephant show in thailand. pretty cool.

  6. P.S. Notice the absence of chains, whips and bullhooks. These elephants are willing artists. :))))) <3

  7. Totally real. Thank you for sharing! I feel like I’m alone sometimes, when it comes to just how much compassion I have for these amazing creatures. They are such complex, feeling and thinking beings (who just happen to be big). They belong free, with herds… not tortured in a circus for human entertainment (if you doubt this, please watch the youtube videos). Please share in my mission and boycott animal circuses. We have a voice where they can’t.

  8. How beautifully amazing. It got me a little teary. The control over the brush is astounding, the trunk is like a real hand, with great dexterity.

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