Elephant plays the harmonica
A "musically inclined" elephant at a US zoo has taken up playing the harmonica.
Shanthi at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, in Washington DC, plays the instrument with her trunk and appears to love it.
The 36-year-old Asian elephant has a harmonica attached to her stall and plays tunes even when no humans are within view.
Elephant keeper Debbie Flinkman said Shanthi was "musically inclined," playing her own tunes featuring a big crescendo at the end.
"I try really hard to stay out of her line of sight because I don't want her to cue off of me," she said.
"It just really amuses us. And I absolutely love it that it amuses her."