Pianist Plays Healing Music For Blind Rescue Elephants

Animals continue to surprise us with their mental capacity for certain things that we thought only applied to humans.

Paul Barton

This is the incredible moment when a blind elephant enjoys a little dance to some live classical music.

One day, British musical Paul Barton took his piano to an elephant sanctuary and began playing classical music to one of the blind elephants.

Paul Barton

The elephant named Lam Duan took everyone by surprise with her response, she began to sway and step from side to side as if dancing to the live music.

Lam Duan is 62 years old and has been blind for almost all of her life, she spends her days at the ElephantsWorld animal Sanctuary in Thailand.

Paul Barton

Even though she can’t see, she still enjoys the music and reacts to it, as if she can see it.

Lam Duan isn’t the only elephant to enjoy Barton’s live performances, there was actually a lot of them that enjoy the soothing piano music.

Paul Barton

According to Barton, most elephants react to music, whether that’s by coming closer to the piano, to suddenly starting to move around.

Some stroke the piano with their trunks, others stray side to side, but all become curious when they hear the sweet sound of the piano.

Paul Barton

Here’s a video of Lam Duan swaying to the sound of the piano music:

Some of the elephants even attempted to sing along to the music, as well as their trunks would allow them to at least.

Here’s a video of them attempting to sing along:

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Written by Alice Joan