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Mahout

Biggest ride of your life

Dear Travel Guru,

Tuesday, 20 July, 2010, 12:00am

Trunk call

Climbing onto a bare-backed elephant is the easy bit. Grab an ear in one hand and a fistful of flesh in the other, step on the animal's foot and thigh and throw yourself across its back, which seems larger than most Hong Kong apartments. Staying on is more difficult.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

channel hop

Here's a question for you: should a promising but struggling television series be put out of its misery before the end of the first season? Here's another: will a 4,000-year-old relationship between a human tribe and elephants die out with this generation?

For the answer to these and other pertinent questions, tune in this week.

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Stealing an elephant march

Does Indonesia covet the Thai elephant? The Land of Smiles has dark suspicions that the Indonesians are trying to steal their pachyderm knowhow.

Thailand lent Indonesia four elephants 16 years ago to help start a training school, but they were never seen again.

Thai officials and environmentalists are now against allowing Indonesia to 'borrow' another 10 beasts.

22 Sep 1997 - 12:00am