By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 07:18
Volkswagen have capitalised on a viral image of one of their cars trapped under an elephant to launch an advertising campaign that boasts: "Elephant Impact Protection as standard". The German car manufacturer released the ad after a picture of an elephant straddling a VW Polo emerged online on Wednesday. But they aren't the first company to piggy-back on current affairs for a quick publicity hit. Here are seven more versions compiled by ISBA from beady-eyed advertisers:
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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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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 - 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
Thu, 08/25/2016 - 09:17

Elephant polo is a variant of polo played while riding elephants. It is played in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Rajasthan (India), andThailand. England and Scotland regularly field teams. Equipment consists of a standard polo ball and six to ten foot cane (similar to bamboo) sticks with a polo mallet head on the end. The pitch is three-quarters of the length of a standard polo pitch, due to the slower speed of the elephants. Two people ride each elephant; the elephants are steered by mahouts, while the player tells the mahout which way to go and hits the ball.

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