Sunday, June 24, 2012

Koomeriah And Meerga Elephants

Perfect Koomeriah elephant  1960

Wood engraving  1910

Buckles said...
In the teak forests "Koomeriah" type elephants were preferred because of their bulk and low to the ground stature made them ideal as workers.
However the "Dwasala" and the leggy, rawboned "Meegra" were often more suitable as performers in the ring.
Simply because carrying less weight they can move faster and scramble up on tubs, barrels and do hand stands, hind leg walks, etc.

(George P.) Sanderson -

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