So what is this weird animal?
I think you can already see from the title, but to me the elephants didn't looked like a panda at all. They looked strangely like some Guantanamo prisoners, without the orange uniforms. :P
Anyway, in the event of the birth of panda cub in the Thailand Chiang Mai Zoo which attracted so much attention from tourists and the Thais, the zoo staff decided to use the event to paint these poor elephants with white to make it looked like a panda also, reminding the visitors that these elephants also need the same attention and care since these animals are the symbol of their country.