Even the most restless kids can go to sleep with a soothing song, but what about a fully-grown elephant? Surely not?
Meet Faamai, a female elephant at the Save the Elephant Foundation in Thailand, who is proving us wrong.
The YouTube channel elephantnews posted this video of Faamai dozing off after her caregiver Sangduen “Lek” Chailert sang her a Thai lullaby:
The huge elephant is initially seen luring Lek into what appears to be an embrace before drowsily settling down to sleep as the comforting lullaby washes over her.
Lek, the sanctuary’s director and a multi-award-winning animal environmentalist who has long promoted elephant conservation, has been highlighted in films from the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery, and Animal Planet.
Lek even sleeps with baby elephants in the video below to make them feel secure and at ease.
“Not just only human babies need that. Elephants want that part too,” The caption for the video reads.
Animals have been known to appreciate music and even hum to themselves, even though there is little scientific evidence to support whether elephants or other animals in general even respond to it.
Three European zoos captured low-frequency hums from giraffes last September, but the cause of the hums remained unknown.
Additionally, a study conducted earlier this year revealed that gorillas create joyful songs that they sing to themselves just before or during meals.