This is not to suggest that an elephant should be required to do artwork – and there’s no way to know how the elephant is being treated. Suda would be happier if she could be free in the wild. Elephants belong in the wild or in sanctuaries if they cannot be free in the wild. However, it is clear from the video that Suda is actually doing the painting herself, with an ability similar to that of a young child – very methodically and very carefully.  The fellow next to her is not guiding her trunk as she paints, and if he’s guiding her verbally, well, that would be even more remarkable.


Wow! Elephant Painting an Elephant Art 🙂.