Rajan, the Swimming Elephant
This is Rajan. He is an Asian elephant that was brought to the Andaman Islands for logging in the 1950s, he along with a small group of 10 elephants were forced to learn how to swim in the ocean so they could bring the logged trees to nearby boats. When logging became banned in 2002 Rajan was out of a job. He was the last of the group to survive and enjoyed his retirement by swimming in the ocean and foraging the jungle until his death in 2016.

Jody MacDonald

Print Size: 1500x1000 mm
Frame Size: 1790x1290 mm
Paper Type: Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth 305gsm
Frame Colour: White
Exhibit: POS JM 178 04

 

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Rajan, the Swimming Elephant


This is Rajan. He is an Asian elephant that was brought to the Andaman Islands for logging in the 1950s, he along with a small group of 10 elephants were forced to learn how to swim in the ocean so they could bring the logged trees to nearby boats. When logging became banned in 2002 Rajan was out of a job. He was the last of the group to survive and enjoyed his retirement by swimming in the ocean and foraging the jungle until his death in 2016.

هذا راجان. إنه فيل آسيوي استُقدم إلى جزر أندامان لقطع الأشجار في الخمسينيات وأجبر على تعلّم كيفية السباحة في المحيط لنقل الأشجار المقطوعة إلى القوارب المجاورة. حين تمّ حظر قطع الأشجار في العام 2002، بات راجان عاطلاً عن العمل. كان آخر فيلٍ بقي على قيد الحياة من المجموعة وقد استمتع بفترة تقاعده بالسباحة في المحيط والبحث عن العلف في الأدغال حتى نفوقه في العام 2016.

Photographer:
Jody MacDonald


Print Size: 1500x1000 mm

Frame Size: 1790x1290 mm

Exhibit: POS JM 178 04

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