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Mammoth meets miniature in Elephant Race event

Published on Jan 3, 2013 6:04 PM

A selection of photos and a video from the Elephant Race event at Sauraha in Chitwan, about 170km south of Kathmandu which was held from Dec 26 to Dec 28, 2012.

Elephants and mahouts from Chitwan participated in the Elephant Race event which involved elephants playing an exhibition soccer match and taking part in various other sporting activities.

(TRANSCRIPT): The World Cup it's not, but these elephants still know how to score.

Players enthralled crowds in Nepal's ninth international Elephant Festival soccer final - and even though the animals have riders, the skilled footwork is all theirs says one of the teams' sponsors.

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