Thursday, January 17, 2008
We made a quick trip to Chitwan National Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site in central Nepal. The highlight of the trip was the elephant ride. The animals do not seem to be bothered by the elephants, so we could get within a couple of meters of a mother and baby one horned rhinoceros as well as 3 types of deer and monkeys. We took a ride on a canoe down a river that was full of Mud Muggers, which look exactly like American Alligators, and Gharial, an endangered long thin snout crocodilian.