The great thing about the husbandry of these Government Forestry elephants is that they live in the National Park. They are set free during the night and in the morning they return. They breed this way, the females finding a wild bull in musth when necessary. So this morning Dada was nowhere to be found. He was somewhere within 10 kilometers of forest so a party was sent out to retrieve him. (He arrived of his own accord in the afternoon). So we only had Rabi Prasad to train today. Rabi Prasad was very keen on the food rewards and by the look of his condition and size, food was a priority. Unlike the energetic Dada, I doubt he would wander far from camp while training was on the agenda.
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