Elephants can get a Cure from Music !

'Music is the food for the mind' - is an old saying. This is true for elephants too. In a zoo (Zagerb) a 45-year-old elephant Suma lost its long-time mate. It was bereaved and inconsolable after she lost her partner, which was with her for more than 10 years. She went into depression and refused to eat and became non-communicative with the keepers. Zoo organised a concert of classical music just opposite to the jumbo’s enclosure.

She was very much agitated when the concert was getting organised. But, when the concert started, she became calm, leaned against the fence, closed her eyes and listened without moving, for the entire concert. It was Mozart to begin with, then she had a little of Vivaldi and Schubert. The zoo authorities bought a stereo music player and started playing it near the enclosure for the jumbo. This made considerable improvement in her condition. Who says Mozart entertains 'man-kind' alone...

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