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Can Elephants Swim? They do and quite well too. Here’s how they are able to achieve that.

Can elephants swim?

Elephants Underwater (Photo: Zoo Zurich)

When you think of an elephant, what image comes to mind?

Most likely, a large and lumbering land mammal. Also, you would expect such a large creature to shy away from water since it would sink deep into the waters and drown.

Well, if you thought that, you’re wrong. The fact is, elephants are excellent swimmers and that’s

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White Elephants are the most revered of their kind in Thailand and much of Asia. 

A Procession Of White Elephants In Honor Of The Late Thai King: Thailand's White Elephants

A Procession Of White Elephants In Honor Of The Late Thai King Last Year (Photo: Mark Baker/AP)

Thailand’s White Elephants are a sacred symbol of great significance to the people’s beliefs, both in past and modern times. Well cared for in the beautiful cities, white elephants are a wonder and truly a majestic sight. People come from all around the world to catch a glimpse of them.

Let’s see what’s so special about them and the kind of lives they live these days.

Why Are They Called White Elephants?

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The relevance of elephants in Thai culture is traceable from the battle for the sovereignty of Thailand to modern times.

Elephants Have A Long Rich History in Thai Culture: Elephants In Thai Culture

Elephants Play A Long And Rich Role in Thai Culture And History

There are two major elephant species today: the Asian and African elephants.

The Thai Elephant or “Chang Thai” is actually the Indian elephant: a subspecies of the Asian elephant and it is Thailand’s national animal. These animals have a long history of relationship with the Thai that goes centuries back. They often say that elephants helped them build the nation they have now.

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