May 19, 2010
it's a lot of work to feed and tend the elephants and during my days there we sort huge piles of bananas and cucumbers and pumpkins. we feed them constantly during the day and bathe the elephants in the river. riding is not allowed [except by the mahout]. the guys go to a local farm to cut the harvested corn stalks that are a part of the elephant diet. it's a phenomenal experience as we walk the property that these elephants roam around on and get to know the families they have formed and thier handlers [mahouts].