Many thanks Ravindra for nr 53!!! ^__^
Elephant being washed in Public Fountain.An elephant sprays itself water from a fountain ahead in the ancient hill capital of Kandy.Kandy is located at the center of Sri Lanka and is generally recognized as the island nation's cultural capital. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
This beautiful water fountain is situated at the “ Maha Maluwa “ end of Deva Veediya. This was erected by English coffee planters in 1875 to commemorate the Kandy tour of Prince of wales. John Smith company in Glasgow, England had casted it in iron and shipped to the country .
The Sri Lankan elephant is the largest and also the darkest of the Asian elephants, with patches of depigmentation—areas with no skin color—on its ears, face, trunk and belly.
The Sri Lankan elephant population has fallen almost 65% since the turn of the 19th century. Today, the Sri Lanka elephant is protected under the Sri Lankan law and killing one carries the death penalty.