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Wild elephants having a 'powwow' after bathing! [Ceylon.]

Wild elephants having a 'powwow' after bathing! [Ceylon.]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 234/(3)

Item number: 2343

Length: 21.3

Width: 27.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Albumen print, a study of a herd of elephants at a riverbank somewhere in Sri Lanka, taken in the 1880s by an unknown photographer. Elephants constantly communicate with one another both aurally and by tactile means. The elephant is still found in the wild in Sri Lanka even though poaching and civil war has decimated their numbers to an alarming degree.

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