Onyx is angry,” Damian says. “Onyx has a right to be angry. You’ve got to remember, for many elephants, their life is that of a human in a war-torn country. Ravaged homes, killed relatives, separation,” Damian says. Here’s another thing I’ve learned over two months–every elephants here has a sad story. Every captive elephant’s story is one of loss and separation. Something to remember every time you see happy people getting elephant rides.