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Elephants Start Car Wash to Help Zoo

Zoos across the nation were mauled by the recession but one safari in Winston Oregon recruited some of the animals to help pitch in: The elephants started a car wash!

They never promised to get your car clean – elephants are smart but they’re not sticklers for detail – but the $20 spent on the car wash paid for itself with the giggling coming from the backseat.

At other zoos, you can watch elephants play instruments or have them paint you a painting, so don’t forget – these guys (well, most of them are ladies) know how to hold a job in a recession!

Photo: Jennifer Jensen