This elephant’s ribbon dance will have you in a trance

This is mesmerizing. 

Mar 1, 2020, 10:35 pm*

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Audra Schroeder 

Audra Schroeder

Remember Faa Mai, the rescued elephant that fell asleep to a lullaby and broke our hearts forever? Turns out she’s pretty good with a ribbon dance, too.  

In this clip uploaded by Elephant News, Faa Mai shows her ease with what’s described as a hula hoop, but looks more like a ribbon. Faa Mai flicks the ribbon around with precision, then lies down on the ground to get a little more interpretative with the dance. Yes, this is basically elephant performance art, and I’d watch a 24-hour channel devoted to it.

Elephants are versed in the art of dance, but they also know a good piece of classical music when they hear it.

H/T Jezebel | Screengrab via elephantnews/YouTube 

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*First Published: Aug 30, 2014, 3:52 pm