Abused elephants nursed at India’s first elephant hospital:
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The first ever hospital for rescued elephants in India has already treated dozens of elephants within a few months.
The animal welfare group Wildlife SOS, which has been rescuing wild animals throughout India since 1995, opened the hospital in Uttar Pradesh in November.
The hospital has already rescued a total of 26 elephants and has also rescued bears, leopards, turtles, and other endangered species.
While speaking to The Better India, Kartick Satyanarayan, the founder of Wildlife SOS, said, “A large part of my childhood was spent in the midst of nature. I recall running away to the nearest parks and woods to spend time watching birds, butterflies, and animals at every given opportunity.”
“I found that large-scale poaching of wildlife and habitat destruction was doing irreversible and widespread damage to our ecosystems decided to do something about it. The trigger was a series of incidents that included one where I tracked and apprehended a timber smuggler, from inside a national park, while working there as a wildlife biologist.”
“Wildlife SOS is committed to rescuing sick and injured elephants, as well as using legislation and advocacy to prevent the capture and trade of wild elephants,” Kartick told TBI.
After the rescued animals are treated, they are sent to one of two Wildlife SOS elephant sanctuaries in India: the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura and the Elephant Rescue Centre in Yamunanagar.
They are doing an amazing job. Hats off to the team of Wildlife SOS for rescuing the abused animals.
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