Village women knit jumpers for the rescued elephants to protect them from near-freezing temperatures
It’s good to see elephants wearing colorful woolen jumpers, knitted by women in a village near the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in the northern city of Mathura. They started knitting these outfits, after staff at the centre warned temperatures were approaching sub-zero at night.
It is important to keep our elephants protected from the bitter cold during this extreme winter, as they are weak and vulnerable, having suffered so much abuse, making them susceptible to ailments such as pneumonia, said Kartick Satyanarayan, founder of the conservation centre.
This elephant conservation centre takes in the rescued elephants who have previously suffered chronic neglect and beatings from cruel handlers. At present, there are 20 elephants in the centre who have been rescued from illegal captivity, trafficking mafia, exploited for street begging and circuses where they were abused and subjected to extreme cruelty.