Truncated will: India landowner bequeaths land to elephants

Patna, India (AFP) – An Indian landowner has willed most of his land to two elephants he said saved his life from gun-toting criminals, a decision that has upset his wife and children. Akhtar Imam, from a village in the eastern state of Bihar, said he changed his will to bequeath 2.5 hectares to gentle giants Moti (pearl) and Rani (queen). “I simply don’t want hardship for my Moti and Rani, who are no less my family,” Imam, 50, told AFP as his bathed the pachyderms on a swelteringly hot day. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin