Kerala

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This is Nandini. She is a 30-year-old elephant and belongs to the famous Hindu temple named Guruvayoor in Kerala. The temple owns 58 elephants which are used during processions and festivals. Each elephant has three handlers who feed, bathe and train the animal. When they’re not working, the elephants are housed at a large “sanctuary” which people can visit. The animals can’t roam freely, though, because they are chained.

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