A Russian circus trainer claims a healthy dose of vodka saved two elephants from the Siberian cold after the pachyderms’ heated transport trailer was destroyed by fire.
The quick thinking of the handler has saved the lives of two Indian elephants that were stranded when their trailer caught fire in Siberia.
The elephants were part of a touring circus, and were caught in the cold once their transport was destroyed. Their handlers tried to get them to keep moving to keep warm, but soon realised it wasn’t enough, according to the RIA news agency.
The elephants, Jimmy and Magda, were then served a crate of vodka mixed with water each in an effort to heat them up from the inside. The spirit did the trick, keeping the elephants warm enough until a replacement vehicle arrived.