a colourful future
The Wildlife SOS, an Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in the northern city of Mathura, is bringing us some positive news. Volunteers from a village near the centre knitted colourful, supersize jumpers to protect the elephants from cold temperatures during winter season. The Wildlife SOS is a care centre for abused elephants. Kartick Satyanarayan, founder of the centre, said in a press release: “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.
The cold also aggravates their arthritis which is a common issue that our rescued elephants have to deal with.” The beautiful coloured, stylish ‘blankets’ cover their back, neck and legs. It took around four weeks for every piece and protected 23 elephants so far.