Although the physical appearance is different, sometimes human beings and animals are similar. Many animals have an advanced mental capacity, which can make us amazed. Creativity, feelings, empathy, and emotions do not only belong to people. Most animals have them to a specific extent. The amazing fact is most creatures understand and take part in what humans prefer as arts or cultures.
Believe it or not, but this cute blind elephant prefers to dance to classical music
There is a blind elephant named Lam Duan in an elephant sanctuary. A British musician “Paul Barton” took a piano into the sanctuary and started playing classical music. What do you think the response of Lam Duan was? She came near the piano, began to sway along with the music, and even stepped around, waved her trunk as she is dancing as a move of a human who hears music. In the recorded video, the musician explains how this animal was blind for most of her life. Yeah, she is 62 years old and spends her life in Thailand in a sanctuary called “Elephants World.”
This musician dragged his piano to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand so he could play for retired elephants
What is the other fascinating thing about this story?
It is how a pianist spends his time in an animal sanctuary playing the piano to soothe them. His talent could make a blind elephant that cannot see the world’s beauty starts to dance in joy. It is just like understanding a blind animal with the aura of music.
Paul Barton explains how he got the idea to do this. He was on River Kwai Bridge when he finds out the sanctuary to the disabled, injured, street elephants, and old elephants. Since he loved elephants, he went to the shelter, got permission, and did this kind-hearted thing. Not only Lam Duan but a bunch of other elephants enjoyed this too. They came near the piano and listened to the performance. Barton explained how the elephants interact with the music by swaying their trunks, and some others hold their trunks in the mouth and listened. It is simply amazing even how the animals react to music just like humans.
Lam Duan isn’t the only elephant enjoying the soothing sounds of Bach, Chopin, and Schubert
The elephants enjoy Barton’s performances so much, some even attempt to sing along
Barton is known to also play the Saiyok, a traditional Thai flute, to the elephants
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