Oh my stars.
Jezebel reports that two Indian circus elephants tied one on while being transported through Siberia, Russia. The truck caught fire, rendering everyone (humans and animals) stranded on a freezing highway.
To keep the elephants warm and prevent frost bite, handlers mixed two cases of vodka with water.
The result: A rousing good time in Siberia.
“They roared like it was the jungle. Must have been happy,” a local official said of the phants.
The handlers made the elephants run around so that they wouldn’t freeze, until they were rescued and warmed up in a heated garage.
Things went so well (only minimal frost bite), that they were able to perform their act in Omsk, Poland.