The mahout will be a person who takes care, feeds, and bathes them, and finds a warm house for them. Hence, the mahout and elephant have a close relationship with each other because they have to stay together almost every time. If the elephant doesn’t have the mahout to take care of them, they might have aggressive behavior, be untamed, and be dangerous for the tourist. If the tourist wants to take a picture or feed the elephant, they have to stay with the mahout all the time. Otherwise, it may make the elephant feel unsafe and attack the tourist because a stranger came close to them.
At the end of the day, the mahout is very necessary to elephants, and if the mahout was taken care of and had enough income, this will result in a good effect on the way of the elephant's life as well