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„Elephant and Boy, Jaipur, India“

from the gallery of Soumen Nath

This was shot in "Hathi Gaon". The boy was bathing and cleaning the Elephant. But the Elephant wanted to play and would not cooperate. It was a moment of a life time to see the small boy loving and cajoling the pachyderm to take his bath.

The estimated Rs 50 million project, when completed, will provide a natural park-like shelter for elephants with extensive plantation, a well-equipped veterinary hospital and proper sewerage facilities.

India's first and the world's third elephant village, the project had envisaged basic comforts for the pachyderms, besides creating several attractions for tourists. A museum, "shilpgram" and a cafeteria were also planned for visitors, who could opt to view the elephants from the "machans" (tree huts) a la Thailand style, but work on them is yet to start.

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Olga Sander liked this artwork 2011-07-23 19:55:29 UTC
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