elephant with sawed-off tusks in the street (india)

Elephant in the street (India)

The elephant passes money donations do his Mahout.­

Given the size of his tusks (which have been sawed off, presumably for the ivory), this looks like an old elephant.­

The mahout is the person that drives the elephant.­ For more information, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Mahout

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Photos of Asian Elephants (Thailand, Vietnam , Laos, Nepal and India)

This series includes live elephants and artistic representations like paintings and sculptures, and Ganesha the Hindu Elephant Deity, or Erawan the mythological three-headed white elephant.­

Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.­