Why is Gujarat so fascinated with Assam elephants?

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Why is the Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabad so keen to get the elephants from Assam when the history of elephant management in Gujarat is the poorest in India?

Overlooking the heat of North India, Assam forest department granted permission for transportaion of four juvenile elephants, including two females, from Tinsukia in Assam to Ahmedabad.

Wildlife activists unanimously opposed the move to transport the elephants to Ahmedabad amidst the heat wave. They also moved the Gauhati High Court to stop the transportation.

The biggest question now is why is the Jagannath Temple is so keen to get the four elephants from Assam?

The temple had 16 elephants, and three of them died because of poor maintenance. At present, the temple has 13 elephants, and most of them are illegally possessed....

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