Elephants, guarded by their mahouts, took part in a soccer match on the final day of the Elephant Race event at Sauraha in Chitwan in Nepal Wednesday.

Located about 170 km (106 miles) south of Kathmandu, the place observed a three-day event featuring various sports and activities of elephants from Chitwan. The animals even participated in an elephant beauty contest.

The event was organized to attract tourists to Nepal and promote conservation awareness.

Check out some of the pictures of participating elephants at their best below: