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Daemon
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Surin Elephant Round-Up

The Elephant Round-Up is an internationally famous show of 200 or more trained elephants held annually in the provincial capital of Surin, Thailand, where elephant training is a tradition. A tug-of-war is staged in which elephants are pitted against Thai soldiers, and there are also log-pulling contests, a soccer game with two teams of elephants kicking a giant soccer ball, and elephant basketball. A highlight is the spectacular array of elephants rigged out to reenact a medieval war parade. Besides the elephant demonstrations, there are cultural performances and folk dancing. More...
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Sounds interesting!!Dancing
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Especially the tug of war
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What the hell must be going through the minds of those elephants? A giant soccer ball, a re-enactment of a medieval war parade, they've got to be some confused elephants. Think

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I spent two months doing volunteer work teaching English in Surin in 2011. Even though it wasn't festival season, the elephants were paraded in the streets with their 'owners' selling bags of goodies for tourists to feed the elephnats. I was taken to the weekend show where elephants painted pictures, danced and played games. Off stage, they were mostly tethered with chains in small enclosures. Not a pretty sight!
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The Surin Elephant Round-up usually takes place on the third weekend of November. It is of recent origin, first held in 1960. The people of Surin were traditionally excellent at capturing elephants in Cambodia, then training them as working animals. Civil war in Cambodia and the elephant's decreasing economic importance has forced the elephant handlers (mahouts) to turn to entertainment to make a living.
The event consists of a series of shows displaying the strength and skill of the animals, such as football games and tugs of war.
The Elephant Breakfast is a small part of the festival and is held on the Friday morning. A procession of up to over 300 elephants (2005) start marching through Surin city from the railway station area toward the Elephant roundabout at the south end of the city on the Prasat road.


http://mthollywood.blogspot.com.br/2011/11/surin-elephant-roundup-and-festival.html
TB Turtle
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I would enjoy watching elephants play basketball. And who would not enjoy a parade?
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In the wild, elephants are the most dangerous and temperamental of animals, yet because of the domestication of some, many people think they're tame and harmless. In Malaysia, forest rangers care little about the dangers posed by most wild animals as they mostly prefer to avoid humans but when the rangers see elephant poop, they will turn around - unless, of course, if they're specifically tracking those elephants.
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they real treat their elephant very special
Fredric-frank Myers
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I really wish people could be as understand, thoughtful, and intelligent as Elephants. My only concern, is that the American Republican's symbol is of this wonderful animal, a true oxymoron, if ever there was one....
NeuroticHellFem
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TB Turtle wrote:
I would enjoy watching elephants play basketball. And who would not enjoy a parade?


The elephants!

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KenO
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In the West elephants are maltreated, and even abused in zoos and circuses. It appears they don't get much better treatment in the land that I thought revered them.
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Surin’s Elephant Roundup is an event committed to promoting tourism and preservation of the local way of life between humans and elephants. It takes place in Surin province Isan, Thailand specifically at Si Narong Stadium, which is the world’s largest domestic elephant village. This event has 20 decorated floats with food the elephants. 300 domesticated elephants will parade for the food and have a feast of a lifetime. There are also cultural performances, entertaining shows and food for all people to enjoy.

https://youtu.be/14c1zDlHzoI


http://event-carnival.com/thailand/surins-elephant-roundup

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