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Animals at our Local Zoo: Elephants
Elephants are the beasts I love best, like most Indians. They are both clumsy and graceful at the same time. They look like peace loving, family types, but once they get mad, they get really mad! If you let them be, like most animals, they will let you be.
The first three photos are from my recent visit to the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, popularly known as the Vandalur Zoo, which is about 30 kilometers from Chennai, my city.
It was feeding time, and the keepers had cleverly given them lunch close enough for us to see them and shoot pix. By them, I meant jumbos, not keepers, of course. I couldn't take many, as the diners didn't move from their 'table.'
The following set of pictures were taken by me at the popular elephant sanctuary (Punnathur kotta) near the Guruvayur temple, Kerala State, where temple jumbos reside. There are about 60 elephants, and all of them were donated by devotees. Pictures taken in 2007.
Other Animals I Saw
- Jackilyn's hub on Elephants
As beautiful as her usual hubs, this one has an interesting fact file and many delightful pictures of African Elephants.