First thing this morning we were dropped off at the Mahout Training School to see the aggressive bull elephant. I might add here that the Mahout training school isn’t really a school for mahouts, it’s a place where tourists can go and do a short course in learning how to become a mahout in 10 days! It apparently involves a lot of cleaning carting away elephant poop. Anyhow this bull elephant was lined up with 6 other elephants that also had some behaviour issues. The trainer there in charge is a man who I had grown to respect. Very knowledgeable and well respected though quite young in this elephant world – still in his 30’s.
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