OMG. Two of the best animals ever merged into one - and all in the name of a publicity stunt of course!
Aimed at raising awareness about how elephants need to be cared for just like other rare species, Zoo staff in Chiang Mai in Thailand have somewhat humilliated their elephants by painting them up to look like pandas. Pretty cute though isn't it?
According to reports, a newborn panda and its mother had been stealing all of the headlines, so this is the elephants' way of giving the bamboo eaters the two fingers and cutifying themselves so they can grab back some of those headlines.
Can't help feeling like I'm looking at a still from the next series of The Mighty Boosh though...