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

This is mesmerizing. 


Audra Schroeder


Published Aug 30, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 4:33 pm CDT

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.  

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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.

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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 CDT