The relationship between elephants and people goes back millennia. Elephants have been an integral part of history, religion, art, and culture in many parts of Asia.
Elephants have been important in both Hinduism and Buddhism. Ganesh, the Hindu elephant God, is worshipped as the lord of success, education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth.
Aristotle called the elephant “the beast which passeth all others in wit and mind.”
Elephants By Steve McCurry