Mahout Takes Elephant For Bath
A mahout was flmed taking his elephant to cool off during scorching temperatures in southern Thailand. The 38-year-old jumbo named Bun Somwai was becoming irritable as temperatures reached 35C in Trang province. Owner, Chertchai, 48, climbed on top of the pachyderm to lead him to a nearby stream where the elephant was much more relaxed after being submerged in the cool water. Chertchai said: ''This elephant is a bit too old to work now but we still have to look after him. I noticed he was becoming stressed by the heat, so I took him to the river. He enjoyed it and was happy again after.''