An elephant trunk facing upwards is good luck.
During my time in Bali, I was lucky enough to swim with the elephants. Unfortunately, this provides conflicting feelings. The animal industry can be a tricky one, often leading to abuse and illegal trade.
In this article, I'd like to focus on the facts of elephants, rather then the negatives- that is a topic we can pursue later.
The elephants I encountered at the Bali Elephant Park were friendly Asian elephants. Asian elephants have distinct differences from the African elephant. These differences range from the shape and size of the ear to the way they grip food with the trunk. Asian elephants are usually much smaller than African elephants.