The never-ending adventures of a travel writer in Vietnam, Cambodia, New Zealand and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Elephant Fragments of a Fragmented Elephant

A privately owned work-elephant that I met recently in my adventures in Ratanakiri, Cambodia.


Curiosity breaks through sad eyes



Every few years the tusks will be trimmed, and the ivory sold across the border in Vietnam.



A life in bondage


He's lucky to have tail hair. Vietnamese & Cambodians pluck elephant tail hair to make good luck rings and amulets, leaving elephants with a very sore nub and nothing to swat the flies.


At least we know he's regular

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