The paintings made by an Indian elephant are now auctioned at a Hall of Laleng. Three of the elephant abstract canvas named Sandra (42 years old) were sold for Rp 2 million each.
Sandra painted a work that resembled a river with colorful lines. The elephant often holds a brush while in a circus around Hungary.
According to his trainer Florian Richter, Sandra painted purely for personal enjoyment. When given brushes, brushes, or other painting tools, he can quickly adjust his skills on the canvas.
Sandra was not like other Thai elephants who were forced to paint. He paints himself while in the mood.
“I just helped him change his brush or brush and put it in paint but he did it myself I praise him by saying, oh this is really good or oh this is not good,” Ritcher said.
“We’ve been together for 40 years and our relationship is like a family,” he said again.
Another Sandra family member is an acrobat family. He is the seventh generation in the circus where Ritcher grew up.
A tiger who escaped from a circus in Paris was eventually shot dead by the owner. The owner of the tiger was later arrested by the local police.
The incident took place on Friday (24/11). The local firefighter received a report at around 17:00 local time.
Quoted from the AFP, Saturday (25/11/2017), according to the animal witness was estimated to weigh 200 kg. Witnesses saw the tiger roam the area north-west of Paris, near the French television station.
The wandering tiger event was viral in social media. The Paris transport authority coordinates with the local police force and then stops all tram traffic in the area.
After the shooting incident, Paris police wrote on her Twitter if the situation was overcome. The tiger escapes from the Bormann-Moreno Circus, who just arrived in the city and will hold a show on December 3, 2017 to come.
“The owner was in a state of shock, when we arrived the 200 kg tiger was dead,” fire spokesman Valerian Fuet said.
He added the tiger was shot while in one of the aisles. “The tiger is not (shot) on the highway, no pedestrians passing by,” he continued.
Police sources said the owner of the tiger was later arrested for further investigation. The tiger carcass was taken to the circus or to the clinic for an autopsy.