Elephant Bathing in the Periyar River, Kodanad Rescue Center
At Kodanad in Kerala, the training centre for baby elephants is a true sanctuary to overcome the agony and pain of being an orphaned elephant baby. The baby elephants that are separated from their mothers in the nearby forest are rescued by the personnel of forest and wildlife and brought to the training centre at Kodanad. Located close to the Periyar River this elephant training centre in Ernakulam district has trainers, who are well experienced to care of the baby elephants; assuring them the best of parental care. Visitors come in large numbers to this elephant training centre to watch the routine of baby elephants and the unique bond they have with their trainers.
High view looking down at elephants being given baths in the Periyar River as the sun is starting to ...
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Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.