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Images and video from International Elephant Race 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).
Protected by his mom, a Chhawa (phuchhe elephant) enjoys the sun and human crowd.
Small is beautiful: Even among Elephants
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.