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    Visitors to Expo 70 at Osaka, Japan were treated to a skilful exhibition of elephant handling by Thailand experts on Wednesday (19 August).

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    Visitors to Expo 70 at Osaka, Japan were treated to a skilful exhibition of elephant handling by Thailand experts on Wednesday (19 August).

    Twenty elephants had been brought to Japan for displays to celebrate Thailand's National Day and at Expo the animals were put through their paces by 40 expert handlers.

    The elephants had arrived at the port of Kobe and took two days to walk the distance to the Expo -- about 50 kilometres (30 miles).

    Thai elephants are considered to be much more goodnatured and easy to handle than the African variety and the animals performed a wide range of tricks. This delighted the Japanese crowd who generally only see the massive beasts in the films or at the zoo.

    A highlight of the display was a race by the animals who lumbered across the show grounds to pick up bottles of beer, toys, and bananas with their trunks. The elephant show is expected to continue until the end of August.

    Expo itself is due to finish on September the 15th and by then nearly 60 million people will have seen the fair.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA27Y0HZIGT2BE96TZZOYA8333K
    Media URN:
    VLVA27Y0HZIGT2BE96TZZOYA8333K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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