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Myanmar looks to ecotourism to employ jobless elephants

Logging ban makes redundant huge animals that have toiled in the industry for generations

Elephants in training are taken to bathe in the river at the end of the day. (Photo by Fiona MacGregor)

PATHEIN, Myanmar "So, do you want to buy an elephant?" Soe Naing was laughing, but not entirely joking. He owns one of the 2,000 or so elephants facing redundancy since the Myanmar government clamped down last year on the logging industry, in which thousands of elephants have toiled for generations.

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