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Here’s How Elephants React When You Play Classical Music for Them

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While preparing for their upcoming “Magical Nights,” staff members at Belgium’s Pairi Daiza zoo invited some skilled violinists to rehearse in front of a few elephants. The animals really seem to appreciate the performance and they totally sway their trunks in time with the music.

The violinists in that clip are Jean-François Chamberlan and Anne Pingen, two “well-known members of Belgium’s Royal Chamber Orchestra,” Nico Vanhee, a spokesperson for the zoo, told BuzzFeed.

Sadly, though, not all the animals were as appreciative of high culture.

“The lions didn’t appreciate it,” Vanhee said, “and one monkey climbed on the instruments to stop the musician playing.”

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