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Viet Van


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The mahout was bathing an elephant.

The happy moment of the elephant when bathing in a hot sunny day. The man who was bathing the elephant is Y Vinh (Y Um) 37 years old, an M'Nông ethnic minority. He is one of 14 mahout in Lăk district, who has been taking care of an elephant named Y Khamsen for 28 years. Y Vinh bathes and feeds Y Khamsen every morning, and in the late afternoon he takes the elephants to the forest eating leaves and sleeping at night. Taken at Lăk Lake, Lăk district, Dăk Lăk province (Central Highlands, Vietnam).