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Day 35: E for Elephant and how much I love them!

I love elephants. Elephants do show a lot of compassion, emotional connection and they are playful. They are very intelligent animals. I love Indian elephants more in particular, may be because, I am used to seeing them. Being from Kerala, God's own country, we just adore elephants and in fact every temple festival has elephants. Of course, it is sad, (if we believe the data) to know that India has a lot of elephants in captive. However, most temples and at other places, they are treated special and with respect (most often). Ever since childhood, I have always wanted to own one. It is still on my to-do list in life. Someday, when my bank account is exceptionally full and rich with loads of cash and I have more time than I can imagine, I might end up owning one (who says, you should not dream!!). Of course, it will be taken care of with a lot of love and respect! I think elephants are one of the awesome beings on earth.  They are beautiful and have a sense of self, just like dolphins or chimps. This makes them very empathetic and social. They follow the matriarchal structure and hence, follow the female leader in a herd. This picture is from one of our rides on an elephant.  We fed this elephant with everything that we had that day- coconuts, bananas and in fact, this one wanted to eat  every edible food I had with me :). I just think they are so adorable! So, keeping today's post just short with this picture from my file. Hope you all love elephants too! Do share your interesting experiences with elephants.
Picture Courtesy : Meena Arvind !
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