Odd News Roundup: Twin elephants born in Sri Lanka in rare occurrence; Thinking out of the box: Japanese artist makes life-like cardboard sculptures

Following is a summary of current odd news briefs. Twin elephants born in Sri Lanka in rare occurrence An elephant in Sri Lanka gave birth to twins on Tuesday for the first time in nearly 80 years, wildlife authorities said. The twins, both males, were born to 25-year-old Surangi at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in the central hills of the country, an orphanage spokesperson said.


Reuters | Updated: 02-09-2021 10:56 IST | Created: 02-09-2021 10:34 IST
Odd News Roundup: Twin elephants born in Sri Lanka in rare occurrence; Thinking out of the box: Japanese artist makes life-like cardboard sculptures
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Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.

Twin elephants born in Sri Lanka in rare occurrence

An elephant in Sri Lanka gave birth to twins on Tuesday for the first time in nearly 80 years, wildlife authorities said. The twins, both males, were born to 25-year-old Surangi at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in the central hills of the country, an orphanage spokesperson said. Their father, 17-year-old Pandu, is also an orphanage resident.

Thinking out of the box: Japanese artist makes life-like cardboard sculptures

Using a long pair of tweezers, Monami Ohno delicately places tiny cardboard "scales" on the legs of her sculpture of Godzilla, the giant reptile from the classic Japanese movie. Over the past decade, the Japanese artist has used the unlikely medium of cardboard to create artwork inspired by popular culture, from anime robots to models of tanks and fighter jets, a life-sized gun to a full McDonald's meal.

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