In Thailand, the music is elegant. And the elephants are everywhere -- an icon of Thai history. So why not put them together?
And tune up an elephant orchestra.
There's Lu-Ko on the drum and Lu-Pong on the xylophone.
Leading the band is Richard Lair, a Californian who's devoted his life to study and save Thailand's elephants at a preserve in northern Thailand.
"You just put them in front of that instrument and they're transfixed," Lair told CBS News Correspondent Barry Petersen.
A little history here. More than 100,000 elephants once roamed Thailand, often used in the timber industry to haul logs.
Today, barely 2,500 remain.
They eke out a living delighting tourists, with more than a few thrills tossed in.
But a pachyderm philharmonic?
"Beauty is in the eye, or the ear, of the beholder," said Lair.
What can we say? Roll over Beethoven -- there's a new sound in town.
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