The old saying goes that “music can calm a savage beast.”
Now I wouldn’t want to call an elephant a savage beast (or any other animal for that matter). But, it’s all good, as most people have the quote all wrong.
It is actually a quote about the power that music can have on the heart and soul. The original quote says,
“Music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”
~ William Congreve
But how about the effect of music on animals? More specifically on elephants? Music not only soothes, but excites and makes one want to dance and join in!
Is it possible that elephants feel the same way that people do?
I have to share with you one of the most heartwarming and moving videos that I have come across in a long time. This one concerns an elephant named Peter somewhere in Thailand who loves the blues. I will say no more, as Peter will show you all how he feels about music himself:
Like elephant journal on Facebook.
Assistant Editor: Cami Krueger/Editor: Bryonie Wise
hot on elephant
Elephant Journal’s Holiday Gift Guide 636 shares A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 612 shares Waylon’s favorite Ethical Gifts. 13 shares Learn Social Media, Writing, Editing & Journalism Ethics with elephantjournal.com. 3 shares The Real Reason so many Long-term Relationships Fail Sexually. 1,071 share Dear Pretty Young Woman Flirting with my Husband. 2,441 shares Year of the Fire Rooster 2017: What to Expect. 1,011 share Why a Year of No Dating was the Best Thing I ever did for Myself. 8,322 shares These Tweets (and Retweets) actually Happened. 1,392 share If you Want Him, you must Claim Him. 772 shares