The Konni Forests in Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, India are the natural Habitat of the Gentle Giants ( do read a previous Blog bearing this very Title) ; The Asian Elephant ( English), Haathi ( Hindi), Elephas maximus ( Scientific name) .
Unfortunately many Elephants have to be rescued as without human intervention they would inevitably face death.
The Elephant Rescue Centre at Konni is one such park which is home to this threatened and vulnerable Mammoth Mammal.
Surender , Aged 17 , is a Handsome Tusker who was rescued from the forests of Kerala . I was Lucky to spot him having his Daily Bath.
Two “Mahouts “ give him a hearty scrub which he thoroughly enjoys and belts out Trumpets of Joy.
The Bathing Ceremony stretches over an Extended period of time and Surender the Elephant takes a Short Nap as his attendants lovingly take care of him.
In a previous blog titled “BOWLS OF THE FOREST” I had promised I would be back with post on the Elephants of Kerala, Elephas maximas indicus. This subspecies of the Asian elephant is Unique to the Indian Sub Continent.
Keep hanging on as will be back with more on Elephants.