|Upon this elephant I traveled daily for two weeks documenting mahouts (the men who live with and for their elephants), elephants and the Asian rhino. This is a very small but exceeding smart and gentle young female. One day I dropped a lense cap in front of rhino we were observing and photographing. The elephant with no prompting from the mahout reached down with her trunk and picked it up and handed it to him. The mahout had not seen it fall. I was always stunned by the elephants awareness and innate intelligence.