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Mid 19 th Century
Wild elephants were rounded up and herded into an area surrounded by a narrowing fence . They were driven further until they had no room for manoeuvre and eventually found themselves in a large wooden pen . Here each elephant was harnessed and each wild elephant was strapped to two tame elephants , one at either side . The drawing shows a wild elephant emerging from the pen with his two tame companions and his being 'baptised' with three buckets of water and then given a keeper . After around eight days the new elephant would obey the keeper without the help of his captive companions .
|Height||85.50 cm||(33.66 inches)|