I reckon an elephant weighs maybe 50 times what a man weighs. So next to an elephant, a man is like a 3 or 4 lb. animal, something like a small toy poodle. I wonder how elephants perceive people.
This photo taken May 16, 2009 shows Scott Riddle, owner of Riddle's Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, resting on Asian elephant Peggy in Greenbrier Arkansas. Riddle was explaining the importance of elephant toenail care to visitors at The Elephant Experience Weekend, where people stay at the sanctuary and help care for the elephants over three days.