Villagers knit jumbo jackets for elephants
Winters are here. North India is already wrapped in heavy fog and dipping temperatures. Are you all wrapped up in thermals and knitwears? But what about the animals?
Well, there are good Samaritans who do their bit for the animals too. Animal lovers in Mathura are knitting sweaters for elephants at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center as part of a new initiative. These colorful new garments will help the rescued pachyderms, several of whom are handicapped, brave the freezing cold weather set to hit northern India.
The 20 elephants that call the center home are blind, disabled or on the mend. Most of them were rescued from trafficking, illegal captivity and cruel circuses. They have been through a lifetime of abuse, and their saviors don’t want them to endure another uncomfortable day ever again.
These handmade sweaters would make sure the animals stay cozy and warm.