and the North
* Untypical aggressive behaviour.
* Sometimes tears stream down the face.
* While in MUSTH,
bulls tend to follow females for mating opportunities. bachelor
* Other elephants will avoid a male in MUSTH.
* Any bull in MUSTH
automatically becomes dominant over any bull not
* A tiny percentage of female elephants experience MUSTH.
is the term used to describe certain behaviour patterns
in male elephants after the age of about 8. The symptoms can occur at any
time, for an indeterminate period. Research is not conclusive but the following
has been observed:
The period in which MUSTH
takes places varies according to to the bull's age, and,
interestingly, to their position in the social hierarchy. Older bulls supress
the MUSTH cycle
of less dominant younger bulls, creating a stable hierarchy of bull elephants.
More 'Elefacts'? See www.thaifocus.com/elephant
WE NOW BE IN BURMA...…..but for Captain Jensen and the Thais he led
to rout the Shan rebels? Well, think about it for a while - and bear in
mind the wise words of the French Consul of the time whom we quote in the
from the Governor of Chiangmai
I am very proud to take up my duties here last year as the first Governor
of Chiangmai who was actually born in the Province.
Chiangmai has changed rapidly in the past 30 years, and has become too
westernised in some ways, but the people are faithful to Buddhism and this
has helped to preserve our culture for over 700 years.
There is much natural beauty here and if you drive out of the city you
quickly see the extent of unspoilt nature right on our doorstep. Our economy
is generally good, with an average annual income of 60,000B per head, but
the tourism industry enjoys a relatively short season and this is a problem
with which I hope to assist.
If you are a visitor here I recommend you to our many attractions
in the rural areas of the Province and also in the city itself.
Our traffic is congested, and we are considering more traffic infrastructure
improvments. I am also very concerned about road safety and there must
be better training for the Traffic Police and all road users.
The government I represent is imposing even stronger measures against
all forms of drug use and trading. However, in my view we are justifiably
proud of the positive images of northern Thailand, and one of our goals
is that all visitors take these home with them - and become part of the
growing numbers who return to Chiangmai again and again.
(Mr. Tan Kosin Kesthong)
Governor of Chiangmai
supreme sacrifice which brought lasting freedom
100 years ago, did this brave young Dane save Northern Thailand?
countless other casualties
racing on the mighty Mekong
and the North
Ric Klein learned more about his own city by guiding
ALASKAN CAN JOB SCAM
If you hear someone promoting work in an Alaskan fish
canning factory, tell them to can it! Scammers are "recruiting"
Thais to work a 2 year contract at US$7 per hour. (...).
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