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Elephant holiday

Elephants are considered sacred animals and extensively used in religious ceremonies at big south Indian temples.

So every year, a state law decrees that all these animals must be given a holiday, they are carried off by truck to the rejuvenation camp.

The camp consist of regular bath with thorough cleaning of the animal (elephants love water)….

…healthy diets of of carefully prepared food, as well as little treats such as bananas,

…and plenty of TLC with Ayurvedic medicinal treatment.

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Unusual buddies

I grew up with dogs in large house in the hills.  Monkeys are considered as pests, ravaging the garden and surrounding farmers’ crops.  The dogs would also get into a frenzy when they spotted the group of monkeys.  So this photo is quite surprising.