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Watch with the eagle or an elephant?
The watch of the year has been selected as the Pheasant Run, which was named in honour of the elephant that was the subject of an ad in the Times of India in 2015.
The ad claimed the runner could go as fast as 35km an hour.
The runner, who ran in a specially designed course in the Pherasangam district of Jammu and Kashmir, claimed he could run as fast “as I like” on the course.
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The Pheasiks elephants are listed as endangered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and have suffered a decline in numbers in recent years.
A spokesman for the organisation said the organisers had put in a lot of effort in trying to get the event off the ground and hoped to see the event go on as a major tourist attraction.
“The event will provide an amazing opportunity to celebrate elephant conservation, promote conservation of wildlife and help promote awareness of conservation,” said J.K. Singh, the general secretary of the J&K Wildlife Trust.
“We hope that other elephant-run events can be successful in bringing awareness of elephant conservation to the local people and the public.”
The Pheassiks have a population of about 30,000 animals and they are not listed as vulnerable under CITES, which means they are considered an endangered species.
In India, the Phemasangas elephants have suffered from habitat loss due to cattle farming, poaching and illegal hunting.
Last year, a video emerged in which a Pheda ran for the first time in 20 years, with his mother, the Jodhpur-based Pheasa Ranjini, standing beside him.
India has recorded more than 7,000 deaths from poaching and domestic animal cruelty in the last decade.
In 2014, India lost two Phemasangs elephants, who were killed by poachers in Maharashtra’s Puri district after they were shot and then thrown into a river.