Assam: ‘’Elephant Show’’ in Manas National Park set to attract more tourists

The ‘’Elephant Show’’ was launched recently at the Mahal camp, about one kilometre from the main gate of the Park.
Assam: ‘’Elephant Show’’ in Manas National Park set to attract more tourists
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GUWAHATI

Manas National Park (MNP) in Assam to attract tourist has started a programme in which bathing and feeding of the forest department’s captive elephants are shown to visitors, State Minister Parimal Suklabaidya said on December 17.

The ‘’Elephant Show’’ was launched recently at the Mahal camp, about one kilometre from the main gate of the Park.

“The MNP is the first in the country where tourists can witness both bathing and feeding of elephants,” the Forest minister said.

Seats made of locally available wood and thatch were arranged for the visitors while barricades were erected for their safety during the MNP’s ‘’Elephant Show’’ which is being held from 3 pm for about one to one-and-a-half hour.

The MNP authorities have also set up a museum at Mahal camp, where various objects used for training of elephants, management and feeding, besides different models, are exhibited.

From the museum, visitors will also be able to learn many things about diseases of the pachyderms suffer from, the treatment process and herbal medicines used, MNP Field Director A C Sarmah said.

The name, sex and date of birth of each elephant of the forest department are also displayed there, Sarmah said. (PTI)

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)

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