Saturday

Winters get chilly in Northern India, so volunteers at the the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center decided to knit giant sweaters for its rescued elephants.

 It takes around 4 weeks to make one sweater, and it does not come as a surprise knowing that elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet. Still, the volunteers make sure that the knits are not only warm and cozy, they are also colorful , and even fashionable.

“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,” cofounder Kartick Satyanarayan said in a release.

“The cold also aggravates their arthritis which is a common issue that our rescued elephants have to deal with.” Thank goodness the abuse those sweet babies had to face is in the past, with bright – and stylish – future ahead of them.

Wildlife SOS was established in 1995 by a small group of individuals inspired to start a movement and make lasting change to protect and conserve India’s natural heritage, forest and wildlife wealth.

Today, the organisation has evolved to actively work towards protecting Indian wildlife, conserving habitat, studying biodiversity, conducting research and creating alternative and sustainable livelihoods for erstwhile poacher communities or those communities that depend on wildlife for sustenance.


Wildlife SOS consistently makes a difference to give back to the planet, to give back to nature and help protect the environment and wildlife.
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Responses to "People Are Knitting Giant Sweaters For Rescued Elephants To Protect Them From Cold"

  1. Anonymous says:

    What an outstanding contribution to rescued elephants. How wonderful and caring these ladies are

  2. Hi, I saw your website from one of my friend's page and Love what you have done for these babies. I'm from Turkey. I and my friends crochet and cocer trees with our motives. We would like to crochet for an elephant and send to you. I hope you see my massage and reply me:)

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