One of the local elephants performing a few tricks for the crowd.
Elephants play a vital role in Indian society, as they are used for both agricultural tasks and religious ceremonies. Asian elephants are distinct from their larger and more aggressive African relatives: They have smaller tusks, an arched back, smaller ears, and a rounded, double-lobed forehead.
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In 1993, Thailand boasted 40,000 Thai Asian Elephants. By November 2007, a mere 14 years later, there were less than 2,600 left in captivity. In response to this staggering decline, a North American theatre company, known as “The Chiang Mai Project”, traveled to northern Thailand to raise international awareness about the rapid extinction of one of Thailand’s national icons. Once there, they learned that not only are the Thai Asian Elephants endangered, but the remaining elephants are overworked, abused, or disfigured from injuries resulting from Thailand’s rapid industrialization.
Produced, Written and Directed by Windy Borman, D.V.A. Productions presents a documentary that asks you to question your ideas, believe art can change lives, and look at the world through “The Eyes of Thailand.”
In 1993, Soraida Salwala opened the world’s first Asian Elephant Hospital in Lampang, Thailand to treat elephants that are ill or injured as a result of work, abuse or neglect. To date, she and her staff have treated over 2,000 elephants for everything from eye infections to knife wounds, gunshot wounds, broken bones, drug addictions and landmine accidents.
"The Eyes of Thailand" is a color, 56-min HD documentary that exposes the problems facing the Thai Asian Elephants through founder’s quest to save them.
Produced by D.V.A. Productions, with music my Amie Penwell, the film asks you to look into "the eyes of Thailand".
Kerala's oldest elephant traning school is situvated in Konni
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The Himalayan kingdom is a hotspot of biodiversity.
The film looks at the wilderness of the Himalayan region with special reference to Nepal. Nepal fosters an incredible variety of eco systems and is a hotspot of bio diversity.
Exclusive footage of the Indian Rhino and the Asian elephant from the Royal Chitwan National Park, which is guarded by the Royal Nepal army from rhino poachers. While depicting the natural beauty of Nepal, the film also projects the 'community forests' concept in Nepal which has proved a success in maintaining the wetland area of "twenty thousand lakes", a paradise for bird watchers.
The concerns facing wildlife protection are projected in the overall role it plays in the ecology of the entire area. The evolution and extinction of species is looked at in the backdrop of the spectacular natural history event by which the Himalayan mountains were formed sixty million years ago. Digital animation techniques have helped visualize the event. .
Unchecked mining in the forested hills causes floods during monsoon and water shortages during the dry season. Decrease in primary and secondary forest area is posing a question mark on the future of the Bengal tiger and in particular the Asian elephant in Nepal.
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A visit with Masquerade Wine Company's owner/winemaker Bill Kimmerly to the "Trunk Show," a fashion show and fundraiser hosted by the Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project in New York City.
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Asian Elephant sometimes known by the name of one of its subspecies (the Indian Elephant), is one of the three living species of elephant. The species is found primarily in large parts of Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Indochina and parts of Indonesia. It is considered endangered, with between 25,600 and 32,750 left in the wild. It is smaller than its African relatives; the easiest way to distinguish the two is that the Asian elephant has smaller ears. The Asian Elephant tends to grow to around two to four meters (7--12 feet) in height and 3,000--5,000 kilograms (6,500--11,000 pounds) in weight. The Asian Elephant has other differences from its African relatives, including a more arched back than the African, one semi-prehensile "finger" at the tip of its trunk as opposed to two, four nails on each hind foot instead of three, and 19 pairs of ribs instead of 21. Also, unlike with the African elephant, the female Asian Elephant usually lacks tusks; if tusks — in that case called "tushes" — are present, they are barely visible, and only seen when the female opens her mouth. Some males may also lack tusks; these individuals are called "makhnas", and are especially common among the Sri Lankan elephant population. Furthermore, the forehead has two hemispherical bulges, unlike the flat front of the African elephant. This animal is widely domesticated, and has been used in forestry in South and Southeast Asia for centuries and also in ceremonial purposes. Historical sources indicate that they were sometimes used during the harvest season primarily for milling. Wild elephants attract tourist money to the areas where they can most readily be seen, but damage crops, and may enter villages to raid gardens.
The Kingdom of Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia. To its east lie Laos and Cambodia; to its south, the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia; and to its west, the Andaman Sea and Myanmar. Its capital and largest city is Bangkok.
Belle the three-week-old Asian elephant cools off in her inflatable pool at the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas.