EARTH A New Wild

How to Be a Mahout

Clip: Episode 3 | 1m 48s

The relationship between a mahout and their elephant is very personal. Often they know the elephant from when they were babies and have to train them and care for their everyday needs such as feeding and washing. In their job as elephant carers and trainers and will always put the elephant before themselves – it is more important that the elephants are fed than the mahouts are fed!

Aired: 02/04/15

Rating: NR

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