Timber Elephantwood elephant
Burma accounts for 75% of global tea and the UN FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation) puts 50-60% of the country's 60 million population dependent on forests for their essential needs. In spite of increased mechanization, half of Myanmar wood is harvested with the help of skilled elephant, especially in mountain areas, as vehicle entry is hard and selectively deforesting is more sustained.
The elephant community works in the timber sector and is the property of Myanma Timber Enterprise. Being in captivity, they differ widely in their habitat and their death toll is much lower than that of the elephant Zoopark in the West, with better agreement on how to survive feral elephant species in Africa.
Wood elephant lives in wood storage facilities and are busy hauling and shoving trunks and harvesting wood once a tree has been cut down without having to dig large streets through the woods that endanger its dignity. As well as their Oozien (Burmese for "head rider"), the wooden elephant is looked after by a crew of federal vets who conduct periodic medical check-ups, which are recorded in each elephant's own log book, but are not intended or supported for pairing or cattle.
Instead, the animals search unattended at nights in the woods of their families and meet gentle and savage companions, which often lead to the fact that the calf is bred by the bull. Wood elephant are not supported by their humans during pairing or caulking, but both occur unattended in the forrest.
It is said that many veal have been bred by feral males. Even though most offspring are unattended when they are bred in the woods, captive-born offspring are usually recognised within one working days, their date of origin is recorded in their mother's log and they are checked and checked by an MTE vet shortly after childbirth.
Ever since they were born, most veal have been fed by one or more "aunts" (allo-mothers) in supplement to their mother. Wood elephant veal up to the 4 years of life are called "calves at the heel" and always spends their days in relatively free space with their dam. Parents receive a first year's postnatal period of motherhood, and although they are then used for minor work, the offspring are still fed by their organic and all-o-parents, and can eat on request.
They are tamed for about 4 week, after which each veal is assigned an independent keeper ("oozie"), whose relation to the elephant can last a lifetl. They are also given a unique ID number and their own log book, which lists all other medical checks and events in their lives. Veal between 5 and 17 years old are educated and used for easy work.
When they are 18 years old, the Elefanten are accepted into the staff as ripe wooden Elephant. Any elephant that survives to the aged of 55 years is immediately pensioned and is permitted to remain relatively free for the remainder of its life (possibly until the end of the 1970s). A number of captive-born female animals still carry off cattle until the end of the 1960s.