Meet Shantha Kumari….friend and elephant!
March 1, 2011 • Spiritual Adventures
Our spiritual adventure to Kerala, South India is slightly less than 2-months away. Our 14-day journey will take us from the coast to the hill stations in the Western Ghats. One of your experiences will be meeting Shantha Kumari!
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Meet Shantha Kumari…
…the elephant. Shantha is among the many elephants that live in Periyar though she’s a little different than the rest. She’s very friendly, enjoys taking people on rides and loves having a bath. We first met her during our 2010 South Indian Odyssey and some members of our group got to ride her and give her a bath. She’s so gentle and sweet.
Shantha is off for a walk. She’s a young one at only 37-years old. Did you know that elephants eat up to 300kgs (660 pounds) of food and drink about 200 liters (52 gallons) of water a day.
Going for a ride with Shantha Kumari.
It’s time for Shantha Kumari’s bath…and in Kerala, even elephants get a spa treatment.
Shantha Kumari is grateful to us for scrubbing her down. Now, she returns the favour by hosing each one of us with her trunk full of water.
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