Man And His Elephant Best Pal

Monday, October 31, 2011

Le sigh! My heart swells just looking at those photos. Honestly, what can be more heart-warming than sharing bananas with your elephant-best-buddy while strolling through the water? Nazroo, the 58 years old gentleman and Rajan, the 60 years old elephant both live at Radha Nagar Beach in Havelock, Andaman Islands. They've been best friends for decades. Rajan is one of the few swimming elephants out there who used to work for logging companies on the Andaman Islands. Since logging was banned a few years ago, Nazroo fought with the authorities to keep his friend from being sent back to India. At last with the help of locals and a few companies he succeeded and nowadays they spend their time eating bananas, swimming and chilling. And if you're lucky enough to stumble upon him on the beach, he might even take you for a little strool as well:)

Interesting fact: The relationship between the mahout and his elephant usually lasts for their entire lives, creating an extremely strong tie between the animal and the human being. Amazing! Darlings, isn’t that lovely?

P.S: A few years ago I fed apples to an elephant in our local zoo. It was super fun! xo

P.S: Swimming elephant in India.

(via Telegraph, photos by Cesare Naldi)

20 comments:

Jess said...

Awwww I wish I could be best friends with an elephant! Elephants are my favorite animal! They are so sweet and smart :) Happy Monday to you!

Alexa said...

Oh my gosh...so so sweet. Love these images!

Zondra Art said...

Just great! :) Have a nice day!

Dancing Branflake said...

Crazy! Such a beautiful relationship.

Mal said...

That is so amazing!

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Christianna said...

Awwwwww, that's so sweet!

Melissa Blake said...

OMG!! These are amazing, Diana! It's amazing to see the relationship between animals and humans, isn't it?

Liesl said...

Wow, those are amazing pictures and what fun that you got to feed an elephant...that would be too cool!

Liesl :)

amy b.s. said...

wow. these are so amazing!

Roselie said...

Awe this is so, so sweet!

Diana Mieczan said...

Jess, I love elephants as well. They are such a gentle giants, aren't they?

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally, Melissa. It melts my heart each time I look at those photos:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Liesl, it was pretty awesome and the elephant was totally gentle and sweet.

HOGGER & Co. said...

These are fabulous - what an amazing story.

La Feem said...

What a lovely story! ox

Patricia Villamil said...

Elephants are amazing creatures, with strong relationships bonds to humans and other elephants. Beautiful pictures. Has anyone seen or read the movie/book Water for Elephants??

punkychewster said...

i would love to be a mahout! i once volunteered at the zoo and worked with the elephants, and fell in love with them ever since! i want to go work in a zoo again someday!

xx
chui
http://elephantislove.blogspot.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

oh my goodness!! how cute is this?! i love when humans and animals are BFFs!

Diana Mieczan said...

Patricia, I read the book. It was amazing and I would totally recommend it.

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my goodness, Chui, that is so awesome! Working with elephants had to be a wonderful experience.

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