Elephants Made to Race In Nepal Festival

Published January 2, 2014 616 Views

Rumble / Unreal AnimalsNepal's elephant races get underway.

This year's event lasted five days and the winning elephant handler, or mahout was Khaga Choudary - his third victory in as many years.

Khaga Choudary, winning mahout of Bahadur Gaj, saying (Nepali):

"It depends on one's handling and skills. The more one tries, the better the elephant runs."

Mahouts have defended their training methods after coming under fire from animal rights groups.