Elephants of Nepal: Available in All Sizes and Shapes

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Images and video from International Elephant Race in Chitwan, Nepal.

elephants of all size on dispaly in Chitwan, Nepal

Pick up your favorite. Elephants of all sizes were on display just before the International Elephant Race kicked off in Sauraha, Chitwan (Nepal).

elephant with mother

Protected by his mom, a Chhawa (phuchhe elephant) enjoys the sun and human crowd.

elephant with mother

Small is beautiful: Even among Elephants

elephant with mother

He was constantly interacting with curious humans who surrounded him as if he was a monkey.

A video of Elephant Race

In this video taken on the first day of the International Elephant Race in Chitwan, Nepal I have captured the performance of an elephant called Janga Bahadur. Janga Bahadur becomes first in the preliminary round. He also happens to be the winner of the competition covering the distance of 600 meters (two way distance with 300 each) in 1.37.33 minute. There was a tough challenge from Pawan Kali that became second finishing the race in 1.37.97 minute. Here is more in Nepali.