Thursday 5 May 2011

Bintan - Up close and personal with Elephants

When we were researching on activities to do whilst we were in Bintan, and found out that we could intereact with elephants, I jumped at the chance  The last time I was up close to an elephant was when I was a long time ago back in New Zealand!

The Bintan Elephant park is home to seven Sumatran elephants, and presents are wonderful opportunity to get up close and personal with these gentle giants.

These elephants have also been trained to perform all kinds of delightful antics, such as making perfect turns on raised fore-legs astride a tiny drum-stand, swinging their trainers carefully on their trunks with a 360-degree turn or jiving to disco music.

The Cultural Show before the elephants came out.


Here come the elephants!

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