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This is Rajan. He is a 60yr old Asian elephant who was brought to the Andaman Islands for logging in the 1970's. Along with a group of 10 elephants were brutally forced to learn how to swim in the ocean so that they could bring the logged trees to nearby boats and then swim onto the next island. When logging became banned in 2002, Rajan was out of a job. He and his Mahout(caretaker) have been together 30 yeras.  When he dies we may never see another ocean swimming elephant Photo by Jody…

August 2012 India—Trees infused with sunlight dwarf an early morning visitor to the rain forest on Havelock Island. Rajan, an Asian elephant retired from logging, takes the stroll as part of his daily routine and occasionally swims in the Andaman Sea.