Tag: Elephant

Elephant Sisters Rescued After 50 Years in Circus Chains

Sita and Mia are sisters that spent 50 years living in chains. They are Indian elephants who were kept in a circus. But thanks to Wildlife S.O.S. they are now free. The chains had dug into their feet and caused them to grow misshapen. They hadn’t been allowed to lay down to sleep, either. “Both Mia and Sita have very painful feet. For Sita, her situation is exacerbated by the fact that she has a poorly healed fracture in her front leg that has limited her movement… thus preventing her the ability to lie down and rest,” writes Wildlife...

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Blind, Deaf Elephant Finally Tastes Freedom and Can’t Hold Back the Tears

Sook-Jai the elephant was brought into the metal cab of a shipping truck and slowly taken to her freedom.   She is 73 and had been trapped in the tourist industry since she was a baby. She was beaten into hard labour, and was now old and weak.   She is also both blind and deaf.   When she was discovered, Save Elephant Foundation got in their as quickly as they could.   But she had no idea where she was going when she got into the truck. When she finally realized, she had the most amazing...

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Elephant Is Finally Released From Chains After 50 Years, His Reaction Is So Emotional

Like many other animals in the wild, Elephants are unfortunately captured and kept in captivity by humans who want to exploit them for means of tourism and performances.       Carol Buckley is an international leader in the care and trauma recovery of elephants. With more than 40 years of experience on her belt, she is known for her extensive knowledge of elephant values, physiology and culture. She is the founder of Elephant Aid International and is devoted to helping elephants in captivity one at a time. One of the elephants she freed from chains is Moti Prasad....

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Adorable Baby Elephant Is Caught Teaching Itself How To Use Its Trunk

When a newborn baby is born, you must teach him/her how to do things like: walking and speaking. This process can be very cute to capture and you never want to miss the first time your baby does one of them. But what about animals?   Well just like us, they have to learn how to do things as well. For example, take a look at this adorable baby elephant trying to learn how to use its trunk. At one week old, the baby elephant is teaching itself how to use its trunk by pushing it with its leg....

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Orphaned Baby Elephant Befriends A Rescued Ostrich And Snuggles With Her

Jotto, the elephant, was only 1-month old when he fell down a well and was separated from his herd.   Fortunately for him, rescuers from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) rescued and pulled Jotto from the well and brought him to their elephant orphanage in Kenya.   In the orphanage, Jotto made an unusual friendship. Instead of befriending another elephant, little 1-month old Jotto befriended Pea, an ostrich. Pea was rescued in 2014 after rescuers from DSWT found her and her brother Pod while rescuing a baby elephant. It is safe to say orphaned ostrich Pea most definitely...

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