HUA HIN, THAILAND - AUGUST 30: Elephants and polo players take part in quarter final game action during the King's Cup Elephant Polo tournament in Hua Hin, Thailand on August 30, 2013. The sport of ... more 
HUA HIN, THAILAND - AUGUST 30: Elephants and polo players take part in quarter final game action during the King's Cup Elephant Polo tournament in Hua Hin, Thailand on August 30, 2013. The sport of elephant polo started in Nepal in 1982. Each team has three players and three elephants and matches take place on a pitch (field) 80 meters by 48 meters using standard polo balls. The game is divided into two 7 minute 'chukkas' or halves with 16 teams taking part in this year's tournament, including one team of transgendered 'ladyboys'. Proceeds from the tournament go to help rehabilitate elephants rescued from abuse. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) less 
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