Friday, July 1, 2011
Elephant Tricks Dusit Zoo Bangkok
The guys that train the elephants are called "mahoots." It's a good job in Thailand, the pay is good. This elephant was very together. Someone in the crowd handed the elephant a twenty Baht bill, and I wondered if the beast knew the value of money. Usually people handed it something to eat. But it did know enough to be careful with the money. The mahoot let it carry the money for a while, and then asked for it, "give me the money." The elephant walked over to him and handed it to him gently.
One thing about Thailand, they're not afraid to let you get dangerously close to the animals.