Assam shows signs of change | Andrews Blog

When we reached the mahout camp, we were told that there were 2 three-year-old elephant calves with their mothers that would arrive from the jungle for us to begin our training. One female called Neela and a male called Monish. In the meantime the mahouts spent time cutting up sugar cane into bite-sized chunks to be used as food rewards, with a few bananas thrown in as well.

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Back to school & health inspections

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).

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Return to Assam

October 13 Today is our day of travel from one corner of India to the other in 14 hours. We left our hotel at 4.30 am and then flew from…

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