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14 wacky animal sports

By: Laura Moss on April 1, 2011, 11:30 a.m.
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Elephant polo

This sport is a variant of polo that’s played while riding elephants. Two people ride on each animal: The mahout, or elephant driver, steers the animal and the player tells the mahout where to go and hits the ball. The game is popular in Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand.