The on-spot elephant decoration competition during the 16th Elephant Festival

Published: Dec 28, 2019, 7:57 pm IST
CHITWAN, Dec. 27, 2019 (Xinhua) -- A mahout shows his elephant to judges during the on-spot elephant decoration competition during the 16th Elephant Festival in Sauraha, a tourism hub in southwest Nepal's Chitwan district, Dec. 27, 2019. The annual event aims to bring humans closer with elephants, encourage wildlife protection and conservation and promote tourism in the region. This year's event is organized in promotion of the Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign. (Photo by Sunil Sharma/Xinhua/IANS)

CHITWAN, Dec. 27, 2019 (Xinhua) — A mahout shows his elephant to judges during the on-spot elephant decoration competition during the 16th Elephant Festival in Sauraha, a tourism hub in southwest Nepal’s Chitwan district, Dec. 27, 2019. The annual event aims to bring humans closer with elephants, encourage wildlife protection and conservation and promote tourism in the region. This year’s event is organized in promotion of the Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign. (Photo by Sunil Sharma/Xinhua/IANS)

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