Wednesday, June 14, 2017

#4 Asia


Dennis said...

This impressive guy is at the Chiang Mai Zoo in Northern Thailand. Visitors can get this close. I tried to speak with the handler but he spoke very little English.

Chic Silber said...

Are those 2 braces covering

splices in the ivory or some

other purpose Dennis

Chic Silber said...

I have visited the Maesa

elephant camp that has the

largest herd of elephants

in northern Thailand & was

a remarkable experience

Chic Silber said...

Also the Dusit Thani Zoo

in Bangkok has the King's

Royal Elephants in their

own open temple & twice

each day the lead brings

the group to the central

lake for a swim & then

leads them back on their

own without human effort

Chic Silber said...

That wandering vagabond circus

impressario Ray MacMahon spends

a few months a year in Chiang Mai

A devout student of the culture

Dennis said...

This chap was rubbing both tusks back and forth across the cement barrier and a grove started appearing in both tusks. The steel covers prevent this now.

Dennis said...

Most the King's elephants have been moved out of Bangkok to a more rural setting.

Chic Silber said...

Sorry to learn that Dennis

That parade was impressive