In Photos | Elephant rejects even bunch of bananas to come out of Pamba river, takes 4-hr long bath


Photos: K Aboobacker

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Elephant taking bath in the river is a common scene in Kerala. However, natives of Kozhencherry enjoyed an ‘elephantine bath’ in the Pamba river on Monday.

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Without heeding to her mahouts, elephant Seethalakshmi continued her bath in the river.

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The elephant swam to the opposite bank, from there headed downstream for half a kilometre and reached Puthumankara.

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Though the mahouts showed a whole bunch of bananas to lure the elephant and made similar attempts, the elephant denied to return from the Pamba river.

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The rush of people on the banks panicked the elephant.

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After spending four-and-half hours in the river, Paaru slowly arrived at the bank by around 6.30 pm.

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