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Everyone loves the ocean, especially 63 year old Rajan.
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The 64-year-old animal moves perfectly in the ocean and uses his trunk as a snorkel
Rajan, aka the swimming elephant, once worked in the waters around the Andaman Islands — hauling logs to boats. The practice has been banned and he's since retired. But he still swims each day in the Indian Ocean — as noted in this photograph by Wolfgang Zwicknagl.
Asian elephant swimming in the Bay of Bengal on June 12 (© National News/Zuma Press)
An Asian elephant named Rajan takes a dip in the Bay of Bengal off Andaman Islands, India. Rajan, who used to be a working elephant, was trained to swim to haul logs onto boats. When the practice was banned, supporters raised enough money for the elephant's retirement. He still takes a swim just for fun a few times a month and even allows divers to join him. (© National News/Zumja Press)
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