This captivating animal video by Johnbod was uploaded online in February, but has only gone viral now, amassing over 200,000 views just this week.
Interestingly enough, the elephant seems to understand the concept of leverage, and, after failing to break the stick, throws it down in frustration just like a person might.
While visiting the Elephant Stay in Thailand, Paul had the chance to perform a duet with Peter the elephant. The two performed some 12 bar blues together, and Peter can even be seen shaking his head along to the music.
The short clip showcases an elephant calf and mom reuniting with dad even though there are hundreds of other elephants at the park.
The web has been impressed before by the surprising dexterity of the elephant’s trunks, such as in the classic viral video of an elephant painting a self-portrait.
Now, a new video has gone viral of an elephant using its trunk in a surprisingly human way.
Or rather, its own trunk.
While scrubbing the elephants, the caretaker literally handed the brush off to one elephant so it could give itself a facial. Visitors were obviously impressed as they oohed and ahhed.