It has been a while since I posted any pictures from my Dad’s elephant limerick book. This one illustrates a news story (and accompanying limerick) about the Thai Elephant Orchestra. Elsewhere in Thailand, there are also elephants who can paint pictures, (the elephant book features a limerick about them too, see this earlier post for the illustration). The pachyderm artists live in a refuge for rescued elephants called the Maesa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai, and recently, I saw an amazing YouTube Video of one of those brush-wielding elephants in action, painting a self-portrait. Even though the elephant was trained to paint this image, it is still pretty amazing to watch an elephant holding a brush with its trunk.