Meet Yumeka, The Painting Elephant Bringing In Massive Crowds


This elephant in Japan was trained how to paint from a young age – and is now hugely popular. Yumeka, a ten-year-old Asian elephant from Elephant Kingdom in Chiba prefecture, draws in crowds to see her create her masterpieces.Footage shows Yumeka at her temporary home in Okinawa – where she will give birth. She skillfully creates a painting of a Cherry Blossom tree, much to the amazement of zoo guests. Still images and archive footage also shows the long road Yumeka took to become a beloved painter. She has had the same trainer since she was young and has formed a strong bond with him – something the owner of Elephant Kingdom credits as a reason for Yumeka’s artistic ability.The footage was captured on March 21. Content from Newsflare.