Domestication And Use Of Elephants2015
By Amelia Meyer
Because of the elephant’s incredible capacity for knowledge, understanding, learning and insight, they have proved to be most useful to human beings. It has been supposed that India was the first place in which elephants started to become trained for domestic purposes.
However, it is well understood that, while they may give in to training, an elephant is never truly tame. A male elephant is musth is particularly aggressive and difficult to control. For this reason, most elephants that were being trained for domestic use were female. The one exception is that of war; females will run from males, so only males could be used in this environment.