martes, 19 de mayo de 2009

Rajan, the swimming elephant / 10 facts about

THE SWIMMING ELEPHANT IN ANDAMAN

Rajan is unique. He flies in the waters of the Bay of Bengal with the ease of a pelican in the air.
He may be a majestic giant on land, but in the water he seems to transform into a weightless creature specially designed to fly in the sea.

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For a country that has an estimated 25,000 wild elephants and 3,500 domesticated elephants, there is always something happening with regard to the elephants. Even so, Rajan is unique. He flies in the waters of the Bay of Bengal with the ease of a pelican in the air.
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As he kicks his legs backwards, he puts out his tail and pushes out his trunk, frequently lifting it out of water for a breath of fresh air.
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Rajan is 57 years old, but his spirit seems to be that of a young elephant. He goes for a walk at 6 a.m. and returns to the Barefoot Resort in the evening.
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Andaman and Nicobar * The Historic Indian Islands
Rajan, the swimming elephant / 10 facts about
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