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Practical Elephant Management:
A Handbook for Mahouts

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Elephant Welfare Association

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CONTENTS

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Title Page
Acknowledgements

Contents
Foreword

SECTION 1--INTRODUCTION
Elephant facts
Significance of Various Internal and External Organs
Evolutionary History and Subspecies

SECTION 2--HEALTH
Signs of Health
Common Ailments
Diseases in Captive Elephants
Colic
Impaction
Sick and Injured Elephants: Care and Cure
Health Care of Departmental Elephants

SECTION 3--MANAGEMENT
A Traditional Perspective on Elephant Management
Traditional Knowledge on Elephants
Management Practices in Kerala
Elephant Management in Tamil Nadu Forest Department
Elephants in Captivity: Some Experiences from North Bengal
Elephant Management in Kerala Forest Department
Care of Pregnant Cow Elephants
Care of Elephant Calves
Handrearing and training of an Elephant Calf
Bathing an Elephant
Elephant Food and Fodder
Timber Elephants of Kerala
Transportation of Elephants

SECTION 4--MUSTH
Musth in Captive Elephants
Handling Musth Elephants
Tranquillisation

SECTION 5--HANDLING
Handling of Elephants
Significance of sensitive Points
Sensitive Regions
Practical Aspects of Elephant Handling
Practical Pointers
Animal Psychology as Applied to Training
Training Elephants at Elephant Camps

SECTION 6--WILD ELEPHANTS AND CAPTURE
Wildlife Protection Act
Life of Wild Elephants
Man-Elephant Conflict - Case Study in North Bengal
Elephant Capture and Training in Kerala Forest Department
Elephant Capturing in North-eastern India

SECTION 7--MISCELLANEOUS FACTS
Elephant Trade in India
Purchasing Elephants - Tricks of the Trade
Auspicious and Inauspicious Signs
The Image and Profession of Mahouts in North-eastern India
Evolution of Elephants - the Mythological Story

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