Panda-Painted Elephants Grab Attention

Posted on July 13, 2009

Pandas are black and white furry bears, and elephants are huge, grey, thick-skinned mammals. The two species aren’t much alike, but they were combined for visitors when elephants at the Thai Royal Elephant Kraal were painted as pandas and paraded for visitors.

Panda Painted Elephants Grab Attention picture

The elephants were painted in response to a female panda who recently gave birth. The panda newborn has captured the imagination of the public and has led to the construction of a $20 million baht snow house just for the panda family.

Panda Painted Elephants Grab Attention picture

The panda-painted elephants were led on a walkabout as a reminder from the elephant keepers to the Thai public that elephants are the symbolic animal of Thailand.

Panda Painted Elephants Grab Attention picture

The black and white elephants were shown at the Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya province 50 miles north of Bangkok late last month. Schoolchildren were on hand to watch the painted creatures. The display was well received by the public.

Panda Painted Elephants Grab Attention picture

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Panda Painted Elephants Grab Attention picture
Rachel is a writer and tutor living in Virginia. She loves learning about other cultures and thinks we’re all a little wacky.
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6 comments
Koji Umezawa
Koji Umezawa

虐待な感じがしないでもない・・・

tom
tom

this was on www.ratedorhated.com

zayzayem
zayzayem

I hope they used a non-toxic non-irritating paint base

pacat
pacat

well you now have them both rolled into one

Anon
Anon

Who doesn't love Panadas or Elephants? I've always loved both...

pacat
pacat

MY Grandma,you have a big nose.......The better to smell you my dear. Almost as cute as pandas.