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Elephant pandas

<p>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.   REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang</p>

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,...more

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. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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<p>Elephants painted as pandas are led on a walkabout in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, June 26, 2009.     REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang</p>

Elephants painted as pandas are led on a walkabout in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, June 26, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Elephants painted as pandas are led on a walkabout in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, June 26, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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<p>Schoolchildren watch an elephant painted as a panda perform in a school in Ayutthaya province, Thailand, June 26, 2009.   REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang</p>

Schoolchildren watch an elephant painted as a panda perform in a school in Ayutthaya province, Thailand, June 26, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Schoolchildren watch an elephant painted as a panda perform in a school in Ayutthaya province, Thailand, June 26, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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<p>Schoolchildren interact with elephants painted as pandas in a school in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok June 26, 2009.    REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang</p>

Schoolchildren interact with elephants painted as pandas in a school in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok June 26, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Schoolchildren interact with elephants painted as pandas in a school in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok June 26, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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<p>Elephants painted as pandas are seen at Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya province, Thailand, June 26, 2009.    REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang</p>

Elephants painted as pandas are seen at Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya province, Thailand, June 26, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Elephants painted as pandas are seen at Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya province, Thailand, June 26, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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<p>Schoolchildren watch an elephant painted as a panda perform in a school in Ayutthaya province, Thailand, June 26, 2009.    REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang</p>

Schoolchildren watch an elephant painted as a panda perform in a school in Ayutthaya province, Thailand, June 26, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Schoolchildren watch an elephant painted as a panda perform in a school in Ayutthaya province, Thailand, June 26, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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<p>Elephants painted as pandas are seen at the Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya province, Thailand, June 26, 2009.    REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang</p>

Elephants painted as pandas are seen at the Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya province, Thailand, June 26, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Elephants painted as pandas are seen at the Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya province, Thailand, June 26, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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