I DON’T KNOW how people think animals aren’t smart, or that they can’t ‘feel’ emotions — these elephants exude nothing less than sheer joy as pianist Paul Barton plays, “12 Bar Blues,” during a trip to the Elephantstay nature park in Thailand. Elephants have been documented while painting, dancing, even learning a new language, but I’ve never seen them jam out like this, bobbing their heads, swinging their tails, even smashing their trunk on the keys to play along.

Click on the video to read more information about Peter the elephant, Paul’s experience at Elephantstay, and how you can help elephant rehabilitation facilities care for these amazing creatures.

Feature photo by Paul Barton.