i cannot express the happiness that i feel when i see the second to last picture. it's like the baby elephant says, "you know what? i like this SO MUCH that i am going to stick my entire face in it." much like a baby upon seeing its first birthday cake.
Sometimes elephant calves can die during their training for tourist attractions as they are ‘broken-in’ by their captors. They have been known to be beaten, tied up, starved, tortured and to be living in severely confined spaces.