Perhaps no other animal has got such a beloved place like that of the elephant, in the popular imagination of India. In many parts of India tamed elephants are reared at homes and temples.
Shown in the video is a tame elephant in Assam, a north eastern state rich in forests and wildlife. In ancient times elephants were used in wars between local rulers. Though not as popular as in the olden days, elephant rearing is still practiced as a status symbol by aristocratic families.