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They are officially my favorite animal now.


Ruby, an Asian elephant at Phoenix Zoo would often eavesdrop on conversations keepers would have talking about her. When she heard the word paint, she became very excitable. The colours she favoured were green, yellow, blue and red. On one particular day, there was a fire truck that came and parked outside her enclosure where a man had just had a heart attack. The lights on the truck were flashing red, white and yellow. When Ruby painted later on in the day, she chose those colours. She also showed a preference for particular colours that the keepers wore.


Her painting career began when her keepers saw her scratching in the dirt of her enclosure with a stick, and offered her a brush and paints.

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Date: 2012-03-19 08:15 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] mcalhen
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Elephants are amazing. I'd read that they have a huge sense of community with each other (not just grouped together, but I'm not sure how to word that), mourn losses, and remember things quite well. They're really amazing creatures.

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