Elephants Sway to Classical Music, Apparently Love Bach

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We already knew elephants love certain things:

Playing soccer, sitting on laps, drinking water, attacking Kim Kardashian when she tries to snap a selfie with them in Thailand.

But who knew elephants also adore classical music?!?

So violinist Eleanor Bartsch recently learned when she warmed up for her show at Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

The musician explains on YouTube that she decided to take a walk prior the event and ended up stopping in front of two animals named Kelly and Viola, 44 and 45-year-old elephants that happen to "really love Bach," according to Bartsch.

Seriously! There's little doubt they're swaying along the instrument's melody in this video:

Pretty awesome, right?

Here are some more examples of elephants making headlines - for very cute reasons - on the Internet:

Elephant Sits on Man's Lap
Well, this is downright adorable. Look what happens when this baby elephant comes across a nice man... with a strong lap.


This makes me want to throw up. These elephants are not "dancing," they are insane. They have been chained and beaten in the circus their whole lives and have gone inward to try to cope with the horror of their lives. Trying to "spin" these animals' suffering is grotesque.