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Musical elephant plays the harmonica in Washington

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Watch Shanthi's talented trunk in action

An talented elephant in America has been caught on camera playing the harmonica.

Shanthi the Indian elephant was given the musical intrument after her keepers noticed she liked to make a lot of noise at her home in Washington DC.

When they strapped the harmonica to the bars of her home at the Smithsonian Zoo, something amazing happened.

The 36-year-old began to blow out lots of different notes and for hours at a time - which they then managed to film!

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Shanthi's keeper explains why she gave her the harmonica

Shanthi really seemed to love playing her tunes.

Even if she hasn't got an audience, she plays on her harmonica, blowing in and out to make different sounds.

Her keepers were especially surprised, because she even ignored her favourite thing in the world - food - to play music!

Before keepers gave Shanthi the harmonica, they noticed she seemed to make musical sounds any way she could.

She'd tap things with her trunk, rub her leg against trees to a rythmn and flap her ears to make noise.

So they decided to let her take her musical passion to the next level... and now this gifted giant is wowing visitors to her zoo.