I Took a Ride On An Elephant

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    Elephants In Kerala

     Last time I rode an elephant was in Kerala at a zoo located in a small village. I can not remember the name of this zoo. I was not used to the thick rubber-like hairs that they have.  It was suggested to wear denim pants. No wonder! Sadly we did not make...
    Azoru Azoru
    5 Responses Apr 3, 2009

    Strange, But True

    yes, i've ridden an elephant and not where (that is geographically) you might think. not thailand nor india or africa but in los angeles, california. about 45 years ago there was an amusment park called jungleland in what is known as thousand oaks about a forty five minute drive...
    flabman flabman
    56-60, M
    1 Response Oct 19, 2011

    Elephants In Bali

    a few years ago i had the pleasure of visiting Bali. I stumbled across an elephant reserve which had initially been set up with the help of the late Steve Irwin.. it was an amazing place.. acres and acres of land dedicated to the elephants. i took a ride on one and have to say...
    matt609 matt609
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 15, 2010


    I was 16-17 and it was in Tuscaloosa. There were two elephants, a momma and her baby. Didn't move once when I climbed on and snapped a photo. Of course it didn't move because it was a statue but an elephant nonetheless! :P
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2009
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    Jan 2, 2015

    Elephant Ride

    I barely remember it, but my brother and I rode on an elephant. I thought it was so cool! I was like 2 or 3 and my brother a year older. The elephant got down on  his knees and these stairs rolled up next to him. We walked up the stairs to step into a squarish rectangle...
    silvermystics silvermystics
    51-55, F
    Jun 2, 2009

    Policeman: "One of your elephants has been seen

    chasing a man on a bicycle." Zoo Keeper: "Nonsense, none of my elephants knows how to ride a bicycle!"
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    1 Response May 8, 2014


     On a trip to Thailand when I was 10. I also hung onto the elephant's trunk,and it swung me up and down. Was fun :)
    HandsAllOver HandsAllOver
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2010

    Oh Yes I Did It

    If you have ever done this then you know it is amazing. The zoo was giving rides and I said to myself, " self this is a one time chance". Up Granny went..that would be me..OMG, up 9 feet and the elephant took off . We swayed back and forth, widely. Like the happy...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    5 Responses Sep 20, 2008

    I Did

    I think I was 4 at the time.  I was surprised at how bristly they are.
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    Apr 2, 2009

    Many Years Ago..

     I think I was six when I rode on a elephant. It was at a zoo (I think in Florida). I remember being slightly afraid during the ride, but not to the point where I was crying of freaking out.
    wonderminter wonderminter
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2008

    Sweet Animals

    And they are a very sweet natured animal.
    IamGone IamGone
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2009

    Such Powerful and Gentle animals,

     They are amazingly powerful yet extremely gentle. I hitched a ride when I was younger, can't remember if it was a zoo or carnival of some kind. I remember getting on the elephant was kinda scary but once I was up and started wobbling around on him it was like that scene in...
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 12, 2008
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