Oldest Captive Elephant In Sri Lanka Dies

I do not agree to the head line “domesticated” because there is no such thing as a domesticated elephant..only dogs and cats which have been bred in captivity for a long period are domesticated. All elephants are “captive elephants who have been tamed” ….nevertheless this is sad…there are so few of these majestic animals around now…

This elephant  was one of the 5 remaining captive tuskers who was eligible to carry the sacred relics of the Buddha in procession in the Kandy pererhera. To be able to carry the relics  the tusker has to have certain special physical characteristics. So now we are left with only four.

Oldest Captive Elephant In Sri Lanka Dies