Myanmars Elephants by Ko Myo

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A year after arriving at a palatial cage from a forest reserve, Thirimarlar, the eight-year-old royal white elephant, plays with her new playmate, a five-year-old dark male calf who was born in captivity from two white elephants. The female calf lost her freedom a year ago because people believe her 'white' body will bring them power, prosperity, and fame.