May 23, 2015 2:06 PM EDT

An elephant in Thailand stunned a Canadian student when it took his GoPro camera and snapped a selfie—or “elphie,” as the animal’s photo has been nicknamed.

ABC News reports that the device was in continuous shooting mode, so it started taking photos as soon as the animal snatched it up from Christian LeBlanc, a 22-year-old business major at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on study abroad, who was feeding elephant bananas.

He had better luck than Kim Kardashian did when she was in Thailand last year and got “attacked” by an elephant when she tried to take a selfie with it.

Kim Kardashian being attacked by an elephant after trying to take a selfie. Greatest elephant ever.

— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) April 1, 2014

This wasn’t the first time an elephant picked up a camera. Just around this time last year, a 23-year-old man visiting West Midlands Safari Park in Worcestershire, England, dropped his phone while driving through the elephant enclosure, and it got picked up by one of the elephants, which also managed to take a photo.

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