A stunning video of an elephant painting a self-portrait recently surfaced on the internet which left the internet divided. The short clip was posted on Twitter by a user called dectrocardiac1 shows a four-year-old elephant Suda painting a self-portrait on canvas board. As the clip proceeds further, the elephant could be seen perfectly completing a picture of herself on the white paper.
The two-minute video starts by showing the elephants drawing some parallel lines to draw its feet. Further, as the paint in the tusker's brush fades, a man could be seen immediately rushing to the spot and dipping it into the paint so that the animal could complete its artwork. The video finally ends by showing the elephant from Maetaeng, Thailand completing its painting with roses and signing on it.
My heart, elephants are so smart— dextro (@Dextrocardiac1) June 26, 2020
The user while sharing the clip wrote that 'elephants are so smart'. Since shared earlier on June 26, the two minutes 19-second clip has been viewed over 19.6 thousand times and garnered over nearly two thousand likes. The post has also been flooded by comments. While many have argued how talented could animals turn if trained, many have called it animal cruelty which should be stopped. While one user wrote, "The reason Lord Ganesha has the mouth of an elephant".
Another wrote, "They're tortured to do this..they are not meant to do what humans torture them to do..this should not be amusing to anyone..it is cruelty". Yet another comment read, "You cannot even imagine what she must have gone through to learn this. We should let the animals do what they are good at. Forcing everyone to behave like humans is actually inhuman".
They are tortured in the process of getting them trained to do this. Beaten till they get it right. All for paying tourists who applaud at an elephant in chains painting with its trunk.— Biswadeep Rath (@biswadeeprath) June 26, 2020
They are beaten very harshly for training to do this.— Krish Bulani (@KrishBulani) June 26, 2020
LoLs— Nilesh (@NileshTheGreat) June 26, 2020
Elephants are drawing
And here I couldn't improve my hand writing.
You cannot even imagine what she must have gone through to learn this. We should let the animals do what they are good at. Forcing everyone to behave like humans is actually inhuman.— Xi Barkha lunn (@SHlVAUN) June 27, 2020
Wow! That is amazing!!! See, and this is why I don’t eat animals.— RiseAbove🌻🧚🏻♂️❤ ⭐⭐⭐ (@weRascending) June 27, 2020
They are one of the most intelligent creatures— BERLIN (@vjaingemini) June 27, 2020
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