Myanmars Elephants by Ko Myo

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Mahout Kalu Say was born in a Karen elephant camp 18 years ago to a family that have been mahouts for generations. At the same time, elephant Pho Khwar was born a couple of miles away in the jungle. When they were both eight years old, the elephant calf was captured. The two have grown up together ever since, like brothers. Kalu Say's special relationship with Pho Khwar is based on loving kindness, not the iron hook. He tames his beastly friend with food, talk, and gentle touch. Here, the two rest by the river after taking a bath.