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- Elephants at sea
ON Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal, elephants are revered in mythology and exploited for their power, intelligence, and ability to swim.
Ancient myths told of elephants that lived in the clouds and sea. Scientists have found that the world's largest manual may have lived a largely aquatic existence.
The Swimming Elephants on the National Geographic Channel, 29 June 29, 5-30 pm, explores the world of elephants and concludes that they are more closely related to sea cows than any other animal.
Gracefully paddling through the blue waters of the Andaman, the elephants display remarkable versatility. It is their strength and intelligence that has supported the island timber industry.
Well-trained elephants can respond to about 40 command words. Some mahouts believe that they can understand speech and sense a person's mood with remarkable perception. At …