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