26 June 2009

when pandas are elephants and they have little mohawks down their backs

today's pictures of the day from the wallstreet journal include this photograph of elephants painted as pandas. the caption reads:

"Elephants painted in black and white were paraded at the Ayutthaya elephant camp, north of Bangkok, Friday to commemorate the birth of a panda cub at the Chiang Mai Zoo. The May 27 birth occurred after years of artificial insemination and efforts to get its celibate parents to mate, triggering a national craze for the animals."

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