A Caretaker Puts An Elephant To Sleep With A Soothing Lullaby

Jun 17, 2015 By Shannon Barbour
The expression, "Music has charms to soothe a savage beast" was derived from a passage written by 16th century playwright William Congreve. The elephant here, Lek, is far more a gentle giant than a beast.

At the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Lek's diligent caregiver, Faa Mai, wants the large young elephant to rest well. Surprisingly, Faa Mai's sounds create adorably effective results. Even some of Lek's larger, tougher counterparts have been known to respond positively to the right kind of sonic stimuli. While Lek cannot tell Faa Mai what she means in words, her peaceful, calm and eventual snore says it all.
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