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Wednesday, Sep 11 2013 05:41 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: It has a trunk, and it travels

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Morning and noon weather anchor for Channel 17 Kevin Charette gets a kiss from 45-year-old Tai Wednesday at Central Park after Charette gave a live weather report on top of the elephant brought to Bakersfield by Have Trunk Will Travel, Inc. They are going to have two elephants in Bakersfield at the Kern County Fair starting next week for two weeks for elephant rides. There motto is "Save a species, ride an elephant."

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Channel 17 videographer Octavio Flores get a close-up and a kiss from Tai Wednesday in Central Park after weather anchor Kevin Charette gave a live weather report sitting on top of Tai. He was in "Water for Elephants" and "Operation Dumbo Drop."

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Channel 17 weather anchor Kevin Charette does a live weather shot on top of Tai, Wednesday, in Central Park while videographer Octavio Flores gets the shots.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The elephant handler with Have Trunk Will Travel puts Tai back into the truck before their next stop after Central Park Wednesday. Two of their elephants will be at the Kern County Fair for two weeks giving rides to customers.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

Elephants from Have Truck Will Travel Inc. are in town ahead of the opening of the Kern County Fair.

The organization says its mission is "to provide the public with safe, educational and recreational access to earth's most wonderful mammal, the elephant."

And on Wednesday, KGET Channel 17 weather anchor Kevin Charette did a live weather shot on top of Tai in Central Park while videographer Octavio Flores got the shots.

Californian photographer Casey Christie — who loves to photograph animals and nature — caught up with the elephants.

Learn more about Have Trunk Will Travel at havetrunkwilltravel.com.

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