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The word mahout comes from the Hindi which originates from Sanskrit. Usually, a mahout starts as a boy as this is a family business. As a youngster he is assigned an elephant early in life. The young boy and young elephant remain bonded to each other throughout their lives. The most common tool used by mahouts is a sharp metal hook used in the training and handling of the elephant by jabbing the elephant in areas of its body it is most sensitive.
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The word mahout comes from the Hindi which originates from Sanskrit.  Usually, a mahout starts as a boy as this is a family business.  As a youngster he is assigned an elephant early in life. The young boy and young elephant remain bonded to each other throughout their lives.  The most common tool used by mahouts is a sharp metal hook used in the training and handling of the elephant by jabbing the elephant in areas of its body it is most sensitive.