By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 09:32
Wondering if elephant polo is even a sport? Well, yes, it is. Don't start criticising the idea of using elephants for human entertainment yet, because this is not even close to that. Before moving on, let us tell you something about this elephant polo tournament. King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament started in 2001 and is a unique adventure sport that's played in Nepal, Thailand and India. In Bangkok, it is played as a celebration of the Kingdom's reverence for its elephants in the most stylish and amusing way.
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 09:15
Baby elephants get to grips with a giant Bala Fairtrade ball Orphaned elephant babies at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi are enjoying a game of football with a donated giant Bala Fairtrade ball!
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 09:10
Tourists come to Thailand for many reasons: genuine Thai cuisine, which uses authentic ingredients that never make it to U.S. shores; the friendly people (they don't call it the Land of Smiles for nothing); great shopping (custom made suits and dresses in silk and other precious fabrics, made the same day for next to nothing); talcum powder beaches; Thai massages at $8 an hour; and, of course, the elephants.
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 08:50
Beco the Asian elephant celebrated his fifth birthday with a kick around in his enclosure last week and the incredibly cute video is proving to be a hit on YouTube The elephant, who turned five last week, showed off his impressive water polo skills when a bright pink ball was thrown into his enclosure by his keepers at Colombus Zoo in Ohio.
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 07:43
A tense situation erupted when wildlife officers attempted to seize two elephants which were used for Polo tournaments in the Oruwala area in Athurugiriya. Former Minister Chandana Kathriarachchi also arrived at the scene during the raid conducted by the wildlife officials. He further stated that the Nadungamuwe tusker is the only one who carries the main casket of the Temple of the Tooth Relic and the Natha Dewala casket is carried by the other tusker. It has been 20 years since they have said that  it was not an illegally kept elephant.
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 07:35
What would you do if you had a two-tonne Asian elephant charging towards you?  The obvious answer, when you are in the Golden Triangle in northern Thailand, is to take a dignified breath, dig in your stirrups and heels and aim a roundhouse-like croquet shot at the white ball on the field in front of you. Or at least that's what my instructor had told me the day before. In slow motion, however, things couldn't have gone much worse. 
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