A few days ago I wrote a blog here relaying what I believed to be an amazing feat: elephants painting on easels in Thailand. I wrote:
I reported what I saw, but recognize I was likely tricked along with the rest of the audience. I am not sure this will be settled with certainty any time soon. However, I encourage readers to check out Snopes.com Elephant Painting to read about the concerns critics have in the handling of these beautiful creatures, and the trickery involved in the painting process.