Opposing thumbs have long been praised as that inimitable human trait by which we alone can use tools and manipulate our environment. But elephants aren’t too far behind. A group of six elephants in Thailand have been trained by artists to paint a variety of pictures, including self-portraits, by holding regular paint brushes in their trunks. They complete their paintings in just 5 to 10 minutes in front of an audience, several of which have gone on display in the Edinburgh gallery in Scotland.
Inimitable (pronounced “ih-NIM-ih-teh-bul”)
Defying imitation; matchless.
From Latin imitari, “to copy, imitate”, which is also the root of image, imitation, and imitable.
unparalleled, incomparable, nonpareil