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Beethoven for Blind Elephants

Paul Barton hauls a piano up a mountain in Thailand to play Beethoven for blind elephants.

“It was a 50th birthday present to myself. My wife and I have been working with blind elephants for many years, and I thought it might be something they would enjoy to listen to.”

“I had to drag the piano up a mountain, I have a really bad back, but I wanted to make the effort so I could feel like I had undergone a personal challenge.”

Barton says he’s hoping to organize a full concert for the elephants at the Kanchanaburi reserve so that the sanctuary can receive a new electric fence.