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Villagers In India Are Knitting Jumpers For Elephants To Protect Them From Near-Freezing Night Temperatures

Global warmng has been incriminated in the human struggle to restore planet earth’s dignity. Many species have gone extinct in various eras. Currently, the dramatic climatic changes are being experienced globally; animals and humans alike suffer the brunt of human activity.Worse off is the life inhabiting areas severely affected by climate change.

Well, while ecologists and environmental scientists figure out better ways to heal the planet, the common man has not ben left behind in the fight for survival. Villagers in India knitted super-sized colorful woolen jumepers for elephants to protect them from near-freezing temperatures.

“As one of the most loveable wildlife animals, elephants are admired by so many people. Just like humans, these mammals are intelligent and emotional. They also have a sense of sight, smell, sound, and touch — which is why they can also feel freezing temperatures. And seeing them being affected by climate change is just so heartbreaking.”

The staff at the Wildlife SOS eLephnat conservation and care center in the Nothern city of Mathura warned the residents temperatures were approaching sub-zero at night. Women were quick to produce the handwoven garments.

This conservationcenter offers refuge to elephants who previously suffered chronic neglect and beatings from cruel handlers. The shelter now houses 20 elephants rescued from illegal captivity, circuses and trafficking rings cross india.

Kartick Satyanarayan, the founder of the center, says it is of high importance to save the elephants from the cold temperatures:

“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.”


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