Elephants, wherever you encounter them, are wild animals. Close, unsupervised contact with any elephant should never be initiated. Do not climb into enclosures; do not get out of vehicles. Do not tailgate an elephant. Think of how you might behave if a stranger suddenly appeared in your living room. Or materialized out of a solid object. Think of how you would react to a dog nattering at your heels. Respect these great gray beings and they will respect you.