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Rescued Circus Performer Caught Enjoying Something She Never Had Before

She and her friend Sita recently boarded a special elephant caravan and traveled over 1,200 miles, day and night, and through heavy rains, to the Elephant Conservation and Care Center run by Wildlife SOS in Mathura, India.

Mia and Sita were escaping decades of exploitation at circuses. When they weren't performing, Mia and Sita were chained up and could never fully lie down to really rest.

When Mia arrived at the sanctuary, she appeared to collapse with joy at finally breaking free of her chains. Recently, Mia was spotted blissfully napping the day away, a luxury that she hasn't enjoyed for decades.


But she still popped her head up and flapped her ears for the camera as a videographer approached. She almost seemed to smile for the camera ... before plopping back down in the delicious dirt to continue her doze.
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Responses to "Circus elephant rescued from abuse enjoys resting for very first time in her life"

  1. Beautiful!!

  2. So happy for this elephant. Just awesome to how relaxed & carefree he/she is in the warm sand. Way to go rescuers!

  3. Why would anyone be so cruel to an animal in foreign countries? I can't understand this. I can just be thankful I live in the United States.

  4. I love following Wildlife SOS's elephant rescues. Mia and Sita are beautiful, sentient beings that deserve every ounce of pleasure they have.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This absolutely happens in the United States - see www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com. By the way, 6 billion land animals are slaughtered every year for human consumption. Most live in horrid conditions and all are bred, abused, and killed for no reason other than human whims. This is a worldwide problem.

  6. Anonymous says:

    cela fait plaisir a voir!!!!!

  7. Eliana says:

    Aww... rest, sweetie. Rest. <3

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