I am so in love with the animals of India. They might just be a perfect example of mindful living- focused on here and now (food and traffic?) while roaming ever forward. They keep to themselves for the most part; accepted members of street society in their own right.
However, not all are blessed with the fortune of independence. Camels pull carts of vegetables and other assorted items, while elephants are painted to entertain (still not sure how I feel about that).
Although- this specific elephant's job is to eat bananas all day in historic Ahmedabad. People pay ten rupees to feed him, and pet his trunk. Not bad, maybe?
The first camel I saw was magical. Look at his regal face!
Sweet little treat.