Elephant festival in India

Updated: 2007-01-06 11:23


Elephants participate in an elephant festival at the Kaziranga National Park, about 235 km (146 miles) east from Guwahati, the main city of India's north-east state of Assam, January 5, 2007. The festival is organised every year in January and February to create awareness among the people about the habits of the animal so that they can live together in peace. As their traditional habitats are taken over by man, elephants have been raiding military depots, drinking liquor, terrorising and killing villagers, destroying their farm houses and leaving a trail of destruction in large parts of Assam. [Reuters]


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