into the Pinnawela National Park
Asian elephants in Khao Yai national park, Thailand. By Tontan Travel, http://www.tontantravel.com/tours/en/khao-yai-tours.html
Driving on the bridge over the Yamuna River I spotted 1 asian elephant with a group of people. My family that lives nearby said the people use the elephants to make money, for tourist rides or as work animals. It was not restrained in any way.
Asian Elephant at Auckland Zoo
The giant in his "Masti" mood.
Today was a day of mega tick - literally Danny and I ticked the largest animal in Panti (Asian Elephant) at the entrance on a misty 7 am morning. Yes, we only reached Panti at 7 am, having being stuck in custom jam at Woodlands for about 40 mins. Then when coming back, we were stuck for more than 2 hours!
The Asian or Asiatic elephant (Elephas maximus) is the only living species of the genus Elephas and is distributed in Southeast Asia from India in the west to Borneo in the east. Three subspecies are recognized — Elephas maximus maximus from Sri Lanka, the Indian elephant or E. m. indicus from mainland Asia, and E. m. sumatranus from the island of Sumatra. Asian elephants are the largest living land animals in Asia.