Elephants are “trained” with bullhooks The bullhook is a tool used to punish and control elephants.
Both ends inflict damage . The trainer uses the hook to apply pressure to sensitive spots on the elephant’s body. Bullhooks – tools of the trade for “trainers” Holding the hooked end, the handle is swung like a baseball bat and induces substantial pain when the elephant is struck on areas where there is little tissue between skin and bone.
Despite its thickness, an elephant's skin is extremely sensitive to touch, heat and sun. An elephant can actually feel a fly land on it.
Children do not learn about these majestic creatures by watching them at the circus. How can you teach them?
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