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The story of Babul, recovering from the attack of a wild male, from the Contact Zones blog

Here are a couple of Paul Kiel’s recent online field reports about an injured male called Babul, revealing some important insights about relations between wild and captive elephants sharing the same space, and about mahouts’ understanding of the ways that wild elephants respond to elephants who live with humans.


See: Leg Injuries, elephant leg braces and elephant management

and: Scent of a human-elephant


Unravelling the wider impacts of living with elephants

Discussion on the Elephant Family website of the recent paper by Maan Barua and Shushrut Jadhav about the social and psychological effects of human-elephant conflict in Assam


Paul Keil reports on the folk songs of Assamese elephant handlers

Haathi Gan – Assamese Mahout & Phandi Folk Songs