Elephants turn up to classical music

They'll never forget this jam.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Published Jun 17, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 1:42 pm CDT

Elephants just wanna have fun, right?

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In preparation for hosting some musical events, Pairi Daiza Zoo in Belgium brought in the talent early to see how their animal tenants would react to the music—and it looks like the elephants loved the show.

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When violinists started playing their music in front of the friendly giants, they started adorably swaying their trunks and dancing in their own elephant way. 

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BuzzFeed reported that while these animals enjoyed the music, some of the other beasts of the jungle—such as the lions—weren’t too fond of the classical jams. Apparently one monkey even jumped onto the instruments.

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Next step: hire the elephants as backup dancers for the concerts.

H/T ODN, BuzzFeed | Photo via ODN/YouTube

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*First Published: Jun 17, 2015, 11:56 am CDT