We’ve all heard the old adage, ‘when the cat’s away, the mice will play’; well, it seems some of the creatures we share this world with are taking advantage of all the humans currently staying behind closed doors due to the Coronavirus.

One very unexpected side-effect of this whole nerve-wracking pandemic: elephants getting drunk.


According to Facebook page Epicalyptic, a cheeky bunch of the mighty pachyderms yesterday took advantage of the sudden absence of humans to break into a village in Yunnan province, China.

While the elephants were most likely just on the lookout for something to eat, they stumbled across something else: a large batch of corn wine.


The elephants then proceeded to slurp down 30kg of the stuff – and, as a result, got well and truly sloshed. So inebriated were the elephants, they proceeded to drop down drunk in a tea garden, where they fell asleep.

We can but hope their drunken slumber wasn’t haunted by visions of pink elephants on parade, as it was for poor old Dumbo.


While we at 80s Kids do not by any means endorse alcohol as a way of dealing with one’s problems, we can’t help thinking the elephants might have the right approach right in this trying time: just kick back, relax, and make the best of it.

Should any other breaking news occur involving any more of nature’s most majestic animals getting completely off their face, we’ll be sure to keep you informed.