Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, has released on Instagram pictures of him diving with an elephant, named Rajan.

“Meet Rajan, the world’s only swimming elephant! It was such an unusual, yet incredible feeling to be diving underwater next to an elephant. Who would have ever guessed that an elephant can dive using its trunk as a snorkel, while enjoying the deep waters of the ocean. Sadly, at the age of 64, Rajan is the last of its kind and can be found nearby the Andaman Islands, swimming in the great Indian Ocean,” read a caption next to the picture.

This is not the first time Shaikh Hamdan has shown in public his love and passion for wild animals.

Last year a video of him playing with a white tiger cub had gone viral on the internet.

Shaikh Hamdan with elephant

 

source: khaleejtimes