Tusker in Truck
- Hello Friends,
I have uploaded some photos of ' elephants in truck ' you
can view them at http://community.webshots.com/user/sandeep_e
There you can see how the elephants get down from the truck.. There
are 18 photos showing different steps of elephant getting down from the
truck.. Till recent years most of the elephants of Kerala (a state in south
India ) were made to walk, even to distant places but now they are being
transported in the trucks.. This gives comfort to elephants as they need
not walk on the hot roads..
Recently two accidents occurred to the tuskers who were carried in
the trucks .. one in which the elephant fell from the truck while the truck
had a sudden brake. on another accident the truck carrying elephant collided
with another truck and the tusker lost a part of his tusk in the accident..
The trucks carrying the elephants travel at about a speed of about 40-50
Km/hour .. As there is no wind shield for the trucks which carry the
elephants , i dont know wether it will cause any harm to the elephant
especially to the eyes. The elephant will have to stand still for hours as
they are in the truck.... may be some one who knows about elephants can
comment about it..
Dear elephant lovers, i want to inform you about the yahoo group '
Elephant_tracks" .. here you can discuss anything about elephants.. news
regarding elephants, elephant collection etc.. there are also lots of
photographs of elephants in the photo section of the group.. so feel free to
join the group and share the informations about elephants.. you can get to
Elephant_tracks by http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Elephant_Tracks/
Have a nice day
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