Watch 2 elephants dance to violin music

2014-08-28 14:20

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Cape Town - If you ever thought that elephants were just big dopes, think again. Watch these two elephants sway and move to music played by a young woman on a violin.

According to the Telegraph, Eleanor Bartsch was playing Bach’s Concerto in D Minor on her violin at the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra when she noticed two elephants reacting to her music.

The elephants were at the back of a tent at the circus world museum.

Bartsch decided to get closer to the elephants and when she finally did, she was not disappointed.

The two elephants, not only noticed the music, they started to dance and move to the rhythm.

According to Sir David Attenborough, elephants have the amazing ability to hear through their feet.

Most elephants have the ability to hear really low notes and what’s even more incredible is that they can hear these sounds up to a kilometre away.

Below is the video of Bartsch playing Bach’s Concerto to elephants Kelly and Viola aged 44 and 45.

Contrary to the Simon and Garfunkel song At the Zoo, elephants may be quite intelligent.

Earlier this year the Daily Mail reported that during a visit to West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, England a visitor accidentally dropped his phone while driving through the elephant enclosure, giving a curious pachyderm the opportunity to snap a shot of herself.  

Scott Brierly told the paper that he was busy taking selfies in the elephant enclosure when he accidentally knocked his phone against the side of the car and dropped it.

Not sure what the animals would do if Brierly left the vehicle to pick it up, park staff advised them to cut their losses and move swiftly along.

Within no time, one of the elephants was on top of the device and Brierly thought it was the end of communication for a bit.  

However, a park staff member managed to retrieve the iPhone and return it to Brierly, who was initially overjoyed and soon after blown away, when he started scrolling through his photos and found that an elephant called Latabe had snapped a selfie.

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