Shankari, (rear) a three-year-old wild elephant calf, in Chilapata forest, north Bengal.  She was picked up by forestry officials after becoming separated from her herd.  They are training her to become a kunki, an elephant used to chase wild elephant herds away from villages and crops.  Sharul, a nine-year-old female kunki, is in the foreground.  The area is the frontline of a growing conflict between elephants and humans which claims the lives of about 400 people a year in India.
Elephants in India have been found to bury their calves in irrigation drains, according to a recently published study.

Asian elephants bury their dead calves, Indian study finds