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The Asiatic Elephant or Elephas maximus is also called the Asian elephant, the only living species of the genus Elephas and it is well distributed in Southeast Asia, from India and Nepal and in the west to Borneo in the south.

The Asiatic Elephant is the National Animal of Thailand; it is a symbol of strength, resilience, bravery, and all. It is always a treat to find one or more in a national park or a wildlife sanctuary, one can’t just stop admiring such a beautiful animal.

The first animal that I really wanted to find as soon as I arrived in Thailand was the Asiatic Elephant; I found them, on the streets begging for food for their handlers. I was amused for the first time, as soon as my acquaintance was frequent, I felt horrible and sad for the creature. We made it a family quest to always find them in the wild, we have seen wild Elephants many times over and in fact we had some serious confrontation on the road where they are freely walking around at areas in which the wildlife sanctuaries can’t contain and stop them from going to places where humans are.

Kui Buri National Park, Thailand
September 1, 2018
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Fotopro WH-30 | Carry Speed FS-Pro Nitecore UNK1 | Toshiba FlashAir 64GB

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