Beautiful Asian Bull Elephant Spotted in Corbett National Park in India Displaying Unique “Red Ears”
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Beautiful Asian Bull Elephant Spotted in Corbett National Park in India Displaying Unique “Red Ears”

They are not as common as one might think, elephants with ears appearing almost red but certainly tipped with a bold and beautiful display of prominent pink. That is what drew amateur photographer Jagdeep Rajput to the lone bull elephant making his way across his home in the Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, India. And … Continue reading »

Rescued Elephants in India Receive Loving Care After Being Fitted in Warm Knitwear Donated By Ladies Spending Hours Hand Knitting & Crocheting Jumbo-Sized Sweaters and Leggings For Them
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Rescued Elephants in India Receive Loving Care After Being Fitted in Warm Knitwear Donated By Ladies Spending Hours Hand Knitting & Crocheting Jumbo-Sized Sweaters and Leggings For Them

It didn’t take long, after an appeal from Wildlife SOS’s founder Kartick Satyanarayan, for three formally abused elephants, Suzy, Laxmi and Phoolkali to be outfitted in colorful knitwear. And the females, whose home is now at the Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, India could not be more grateful for the kind gesture from … Continue reading »

The Rescue of Mohan the Elephant: How the “Unluckiest Elephant in the World” Became the Luckiest Elephant of Them All : Part 2
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The Rescue of Mohan the Elephant: How the “Unluckiest Elephant in the World” Became the Luckiest Elephant of Them All : Part 2

Mohan is now experiencing a freedom unlike he has ever known before. He surrounded by the love and kindness from the humans who rescued him, “Mohan’s FREEDOM Team,” at the Elephant Care & Conservation Center . And he knows that, in time, when he has started to heal (he is physically quite fragile & of … Continue reading »

The Rescue of Mohan the Elephant: How the “Unluckiest Elephant in the World” Became the Luckiest Elephant of Them All : Part 1
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The Rescue of Mohan the Elephant: How the “Unluckiest Elephant in the World” Became the Luckiest Elephant of Them All : Part 1

A PROPER GREETING The welcoming committee could not have been more enthusiastic, or intuitive, when “one of the girls” had taken it upon her elephant self to wave a banner, one of the many that had been placed along a fence, upon which the word ‘freedom’ was so prominently displayed. And while it is unknown exactly … Continue reading »

A Baby Elephant So Hairy She Resembles a Woolly Mammoth : Watch Video of Adorable Indian Baby Elephant as She Playfully Explores a Girl’s Face With Her Trunk
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A Baby Elephant So Hairy She Resembles a Woolly Mammoth : Watch Video of Adorable Indian Baby Elephant as She Playfully Explores a Girl’s Face With Her Trunk

If watching this video of an adorable woolly mammoth-like orphaned baby elephant doesn’t encourage you to help save these wonderful creatures then nothing can. As scientists have discovered the genetic link (in one study using mitochondrial DNA) from the Woolly Mammoth to the “modern elephant”  they have also shown that the Asian elephant is even more closely … Continue reading »

Jammies, Sleep Socks & Over Boots For an Elephant? How Rupa & Aashi, Two Orphaned Baby Indian Elephants, Find Comfort in an Ensemble Created By a Compassionate Veterinarian  & They Are Now Able to Sleep Warmly Throughout the Night
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Jammies, Sleep Socks & Over Boots For an Elephant? How Rupa & Aashi, Two Orphaned Baby Indian Elephants, Find Comfort in an Ensemble Created By a Compassionate Veterinarian & They Are Now Able to Sleep Warmly Throughout the Night

    Having observed the discomfort of two newly orphaned elephants struggling to sleep through the chill of an Indian night, Dr. Panjit Basumatary,  a veterinarian at the WTI/IFAW, set out to find a way to bring relief to 3 month old Rupa and 11 month old Aashi. Thinking that there had to be a better way … Continue reading »

Lakhi : Elephant of the Week at Wildlife SOS India : The Elephant Conservation and Care Center
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Lakhi : Elephant of the Week at Wildlife SOS India : The Elephant Conservation and Care Center

Name: Lakhi Date of Birth: approx. 1955 Species: Indian Elephant Gender: Female Where Now: Wildlife SOS India, The Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura Sobriquet: Former “ Begging Elephant “ known as Lakhi the Blind Elephant   For more photos and updates of Lakhi you will love see them at: Wildlife SOS India Facebook … Continue reading »

Suraj the One-Eared Indian Temple Elephant RESCUED After Confined and Suffering in 12 Foot Square Room For 20 Years
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Suraj the One-Eared Indian Temple Elephant RESCUED After Confined and Suffering in 12 Foot Square Room For 20 Years

It took an army of rescuers some 70 strong, including “officers from the police and local forestry department”. There were 20 agents from Wildlife SOS (the charity who had legally secured Suraj’s release) as well. The word was out that a backlash from the locals and the mahouts would cause the elephant more suffering (the … Continue reading »

“We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them.”  Liz Jones and the Elephants  Part 4
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“We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them.” Liz Jones and the Elephants Part 4

Hope For a New Beginning But there is hope. Geeta Seshamani of Wildlife SOS has offered assistance in the matter. They were responsible for rescuing Raju, now 51, who endured repeated head beatings so severe it blinded him. The elephant and the journalist came together recently at the Wildlife SOS’s refuge near New Delhi. It … Continue reading »

“We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them.”  Liz Jones and the Elephants  Part 3
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“We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them.” Liz Jones and the Elephants Part 3

The Secret Camps At a secluded “training camp” in Karnataka each elephant is forced into a “wooden pen” called a “crushing cage” or “kraal.” Once confined, unable to “move or even lie down” the elephants are kept “isolated, confined, starved, and dehydrated.”  They are jarred awake each morning by noise. The evening is more of … Continue reading »