Elephants can paint better than human. An amazing and unbelievable show which I witnessed during my visit to Changle Mai, Thailand, 2018.
Chances are you’ve seen one of the many videos of an elephant grabbing a paintbrush, dipping it in paint, and producing a painting similar to something a 5-year-old could create. There’s no way this could be real. Right?
Wrong. The intelligence of elephants is comparable to primates (and in some instances, elephants give humans a run for the money). Meanwhile, their dexterous trunks allow them to use tools to draw on paper. The distinction, however, lies in whether the elephant is painting on a whim or has been trained to do so. As you probably have guessed, the latter is most often the case.
Watch an elephant painting performance from start to finish in the video below and follow the debate from there. #ElephantPainting, #Elephant, #CanElephantPaint? #BestThingsToDInThailand