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Piano on Elephant Mountain

How much do you care about elephants? Enough to drag a piano up a mountain for them? Briton Paul Barton did. For his 50th birthday, Mr Barton dragged his piano up a mountain to the Elephant's World sanctuary for injured and blind elephants in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, for the concert.

What did he play? He chose something slow and deeply moving to suit the pachyderms, Slow Movement 2 from Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata. "My wife and I have been working with blind elephants for many years, and I thought it might be something they would enjoy to listen to," says Barton.

He hopes his concert was soothing for these elephants, and will also bring attention to their needs. He is working to raise funds for an electric fence for the sanctuary.

11/27/11

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