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British classical pianist Paul Barton lives in Thailand where he uses his talent to soothe the gentle giants at the animal sanctuary, Elephant’s World. Since discovering the sanctuary that’s home to over 30 old, sick, and handicapped elephants, Barton has visited the reserve a number of times to perform for the ailing elephants. Introducing the giants to the likes of Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven, he has been an immense source of comfort and relief for the animals.

This lovely is named Lamduan and received a nighttime serenade.

British classical pianist Paul Barton lives in Thailand where he uses his talent to soothe the gentle giants at the animal sanctuary, Elephant’s World. Since discovering the sanctuary that’s home to over 30 old, sick, and handicapped elephants, Barton has visited the reserve a number of times to perform for the ailing elephants. Introducing the giants to the likes of Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven, he has been an immense source of comfort and relief for the animals.

Barton improvised a short “Piano for Elephants” arrangement Spy, Kanta, Namwan, and Kat to play during their favorite afternoon snack of yams. Recorded in the mountains of Kanchanaburi, Thailand on a FEURICH 122 upright piano.

 

British classical pianist Paul Barton lives in Thailand where he uses his talent to soothe the gentle giants at the animal sanctuary, Elephant’s World. Since discovering the sanctuary that’s home to over 30 old, sick, and handicapped elephants, Barton has visited the reserve a number of times to perform for the ailing elephants. Introducing the giants to the likes of Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven, he has been an immense source of comfort and relief for the animals.

This elephant’s name is Ampan. She is 80 years old and is blind in one eye and can barely see with the other. 80 years is very old indeed for an elephant; it’s about 10 years past the natural life span of an elephant in the wild.

British classical pianist Paul Barton lives in Thailand where he uses his talent to soothe the gentle giants at the animal sanctuary, Elephant’s World. Since discovering the sanctuary that’s home to over 30 old, sick, and handicapped elephants, Barton has visited the reserve a number of times to perform for the ailing elephants. Introducing the giants to the likes of Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven, he has been an immense source of comfort and relief for the animals.

Lam Duan is the name of this old blind elephant, and her name means “Tree with Yellow Flowers”. She has been blind most of her life.

A baby elephant among flowers at the Gondwana Game Reserve.

An elephant grazing near the top of Victoria Falls by photographer Marsel Van Oosten.

Dumbo sighting! Baby elephant does a Happy Dance.

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In this lovely video posted by Elephant News, a female elephant named Faa Mai quickly falls asleep to a sweet lullaby sung by her caretaker Lek after a long day of playing nanny to two boisterous calves at the Elephant Nature Park at Chiang Mai, Thailand.

An adorable baby elephant near the Mfuwe Lodge in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia attempts to charge at a oncoming vehicle, thinks better of it, and turns around to rejoin the herd.

In this clip from the Music for Elephants series, Peter the elephant joins in on a rollicking 12-bar blues performed on a outdoor piano in Thailand. Peter apparently rather enjoys this, and has to be reminded by his mahout to take it easy on the keys (he’s smashed pianos before in his exuberance). The whole thing is pretty festive, but there’s no denying that Peter just isn’t very good at playing piano.

 

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