“An elephant orchestra plays drums, wind instruments and a foot-operated gong at Thailand’s Elephant
Conservation Centre in Lampang, 600 km north of Bangkok, on September 8, 2002.

“Buoyed by the success of their first compact disc, Californian-born resident conservationist Richard
Lair and compatriot musician Dave Soldier are putting together a second CD featuring an ensemble orchestra of 11 elephants, some rescued from a brutal life on the streets of Bangkok, who play everything from xylophones to drums and wind instruments.”