Elephant pandas

Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:30pm EDT

1 of 7. Elephants painted as pandas are seen at the Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya province, 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, June 26, 2009. Five of the elephants were led on a walkabout to send a message to the Thai public not to ignore its elephants, the symbolic animal of Thailand. A female panda and its newborn baby in the Chiang Mai zoo have captured the attention of the public.

Credit: Reuters/Sukree Sukplang

Elephants painted as pandas were led on a walkabout in Thailand, to remind the public not to ignore its elephants.