May 22, 2010

Elephants painted as panda bears

Panda bears and elephants don’t have much in common - except in Thailand.

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 in Ayutthaya, Thailand.

The elephants were painted in response to a female panda who recently gave birth.