I am embarrassed by my ignorance!

For riding on an elephant!

Image from Richard Strachan- Nature lover Extraordinaire -from the love of Wildlife.

I learn from scienceabc.com & the Richard Joseph Strachan article on the Love of Wildlife that the design & structure of an elephant's skeleton is not to carry weight on its back because of the bony protrusions extending upwards from the spine.

Both the spine & surrounding tissue gets damaged from the weight & pressure on its back…

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