The Last of His Kind - Jody MacDonald Photography. Meet Rajan.
He is a 60 year old Asian elephant who was brought to the Andaman Islands, off the coast of India, for logging in the 1970’s. Along with a small group of ten elephants, he was brutally forced to learn how to swim in the ocean, so that they could bring the logged trees to nearby boats and then eventually swim on to the next island. When logging was eventually banned in 2002, Rajan was out of a job. He is the last one of the group to survive and is living out his days on Havelock Island, walking in the sunlit forests and swimming in the ocean.
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