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  1. Trunk call

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Bain

    ... For a taste of the high life, try a three-day mahout training camp in Thailand. It's an experience not to be missed, itchy bottom aside, writes Andrew Bain. Climbing onto ... is the animal's wiry hair, poking into places no elephant hair rightly should. 'The mahouts all get the itchy bottom,' one worker at the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre assures me, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626565/trunk-call
  2. Biggest ride of your life

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... course on how to become a mahout. Mahout is an Indian word- from Hindi- that means someone who looks after or rides an elephant, usually both. That might seem like a pretty big job. But with some expert help- from a real Thai mahout- you will be surprised how much you can learn in a short time, and how much fun you will have doing it. Travel Guru It's a hoot Of course, if you want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720120/biggest-ride-your-life
  3. channel hop

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Reilly), Tom Guiry (Jimmy) and Keith Nobbs (Joey). Also tonight, Animal Planet looks at another close-knit band in Kingdom of the Elephants (8pm). Mawee Ang is the daughter of a mahout, or elephant keeper. The care of these intelligent and gentle animals has been the duty of the Karen tribe for generations. Mawee Ang has been selected to carry the mahout knowledge and history into the next ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607272/channel-hop
  4. paws for thought

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... them, but only if a mahout- or elephant driver- is with you. Twice a day the mahouts walk the elephants across a road, and through a village to bathe in the river. It's incredible to see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976271/paws-thought
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine

    The tale of Papa Genk

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 10:53pm by Cortlan Bennett

    ... in the distance, a trumpet suddenly tears through the vines. Arjuna is a big Asian tusker; 27 years old and more than 3,000kg. His mahout, Amrizal, is 25 and a fraction of his weight. His power comes from ... Arjuna head on. "Male elephants don't like it," Amrizal explains. "They see it as a challenge." The mahout unlocks the thick chain that has held Arjuna overnight. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1337943/tale-papa-genk
  6. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Lazy days in Laos: five authentic experiences in Luang Prabang

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:14pm by DYLAN GOLDBY

    ... the shallow waters. The elephants are loved and respected by their mahout, who will instruct them to give you a shower — a novel way to take the edge off the heat. Both of these are a short trip out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1511253/lazy-days-laos-five-authentic-experiences-luang-prabang
  7. Magazines - 48hrs - GO

    Nepal's Terai plains offer wildlife and sacred sites

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 10:42pm by SHAFIK MEGHJI

    ... "CH-OP," I SHOUT. NOTHING. "Chh-op." Nothing. "Chh-oooop?" My throat is getting sore. The mahout, knee-deep in the river, looks up, smiles and gives the thumbs up. One more try ... tours, canoe trips, and- most enjoyably- on elephant rides. Before bath time, Rani and her mahout took me through a forested buffer zone separating the national park from the villages. We get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1442960/nepals-terai-plains-offer-wildlife-and-sacred-sites
  8. Best of both worlds

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... of The Golden Triangle (www.fourseasons.com). What this hotel is really all about is elephants. Guests are encouraged to learn the skills of a mahout and will be trained to drive and trek an elephant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728710/best-both-worlds
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - COVER STORY

    Out on a limb

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... www.elephant-soraida.com hospital in Lampang, northern Thailand, had not heard of her injury. "We were called by her mahout, and Mosha and her mother were brought here. We almost lost her during ... for everything from amphetamine addiction (some mahouts give their elephants speed pills to make them work harder) to cataracts and broken legs, as well as injuries caused by physical abuse from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1284640/out-limb

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