Straight from Sumatra, Indonesia!
Check out this video of the Margahayu ERU (Elephant Response Unit) team when they meet a herd of wild elephants! This is one of the many reasons these teams are so valuable. Riding on the trained elephants, it is amazing how close they can get to the wild elephants. They get a true assessment of the numbers, condition, and sex ratios of elephants in Sumatra. The information they are able to gather will be used to determine conservation strategies to help save this critically endangered species.