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Classical piano soothes elephants in Kanchanaburi ( 6 photo)

Elephants at Elephants World in Kanchanaburi get good food and treatment for their physical ailments, but the music played by British classical pianist Paul Barton is an extra, special treat they appear to love. — Reuters

14 Dec 2018
British volunteer Paul Barton unloads his piano before he plays for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in sanctuary along Thailand-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, December 9, 2018. Paul has been playing piano for elephants as a volunteer for almost ten years. Picture taken December 9, 2018. — Reuters

British volunteer Paul Barton unloads his piano before he plays for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in sanctuary along Thailand-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, December 9, 2018. Paul has been playing piano for elephants as a volunteer for almost ten years. Picture taken December 9, 2018. — Reuters

Emily Barton, 4, is seen before she and her father play piano for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in sanctuary along Thailand-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, December 9, 2018. Paul has been playing piano for elephants as a volunteer for almost ten years. Picture taken December 9, 2018. — Reuters

Emily Barton, 4, is seen before she and her father play piano for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in sanctuary along Thailand-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, December 9, 2018. Paul has been playing piano for elephants as a volunteer for almost ten years. Picture taken December 9, 2018. — Reuters

British volunteer Paul Barton plays piano for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in sanctuary along Thailand-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, December 9, 2018. Paul has been playing piano for elephants as a volunteer for almost ten years. — Reuters

British volunteer Paul Barton plays piano for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in sanctuary along Thailand-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, December 9, 2018. Paul has been playing piano for elephants as a volunteer for almost ten years. — Reuters

British volunteer Paul Barton plays piano for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in sanctuary along Thailand-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, December 9, 2018. Paul has been playing piano for elephants as a volunteer for almost ten years. — Reuters

British volunteer Paul Barton plays piano for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in sanctuary along Thailand-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, December 9, 2018. Paul has been playing piano for elephants as a volunteer for almost ten years. — Reuters

British volunteer Paul Barton plays piano for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in sanctuary along Thailand-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, December 9, 2018. Paul has been playing piano for elephants as a volunteer for almost ten year. — Reuters

British volunteer Paul Barton plays piano for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in sanctuary along Thailand-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, December 9, 2018. Paul has been playing piano for elephants as a volunteer for almost ten year. — Reuters

Elephants eat their breakfast as they listen British volunteer Paul Barton plays piano for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in sanctuary along Thailand Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, December 9, 2018. Paul has been playing piano for elephants as a volunteer for almost ten years. — Reuters

Elephants eat their breakfast as they listen British volunteer Paul Barton plays piano for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in sanctuary along Thailand Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, December 9, 2018. Paul has been playing piano for elephants as a volunteer for almost ten years. — Reuters