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This is just adorable!

Baby Elephant Plays Hula Hoop With A Ribbon

Published on Aug 26, 2014

Elephant finds a giant elastic ribbon, has the most fun ever.
Now this is an absolutely adorable moment! Tourists in Chiang May, Thailand witness a baby elephant having the time of his life while exploring his surroundings. According to Nick M., “At first we thought the baby was being bad getting dirty, but we learned that elephants actually having fun with giant water plastic pipe ( giant elastic ribbon) . So these great animals are much smarter than we even realized.

I’ll never enjoy anything as much as that guy is enjoying thisWatch rescued elephant Faa Mai play with an elastic ribbon at the Elephant Nature Park sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand. What a beautiful animal.The elephants at Chang Mai’s Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary in Northern Thailand, know how to have a good time. They play with tires, they play with each other in the rain and they play with just about anything they can find … like this plastic ribbon that baby elephant Faa Mai stole from the field for a quick ribbon dance.

Getting to know the ribbon. Is it a tie? (No.)The ivory trade drives a brutal campaign of international poaching that killed 22,000 elephants in 2012 alone, despite a global ban on the sale of ivory. Join us in pledging never to buy new or vintage ivory products — which include narwhal, walrus and hippo ivory — to help save the world’s animals from poaching.

[Source: YouTube via Buzzfeed.]