Elephants flourish in handwriting display

Visitors to a zoo in Ichihara City, near Tokyo, watched two elephants show off their calligraphy skills on Saturday. Eight-year-old Yumeka held a brush in her trunk and wrote the Chinese character for “monkey”. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey according to the Chinese zodiac. Her two-year-old sister Ririka wrote her name in Japanese katakana characters. This was her first public demonstration.

Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.