Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Thailand Lays Out Buffet for Elephants in National Celebration

BANGKOK: Five dozen elephants used their trunks on Monday to scoop up bananas, melons and pineapples from baskets at a special buffet laid on in Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya to celebrate the national animal. For centuries, elephants carried warriors into battle, took a key role in royal ceremonies and provided haulage for logging and other industries, in the absence of machines.

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