India has opened a first of its kind elephant hospital and it’s adorable.

Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images.

India’s first elephant hospital, the Wildlife SOS ElephantHospital, has opened in the Hindu holy town of Mathura, located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Injured, sick, rescued, and elderly elephants now have a home to receive the care that they need. The facility is run by non-profit Wildlife SOS. Wildlife SOS also runs a conservation and care center near the newly opened hospital, and is currently home to 22 elephants.

Recommended For You

The Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital was designed with the needs of our four-legged friends in mind. The 12,000-square ft. facility contains x-ray, thermal imaging, and ultrasound machines, tranquilization devices,  a hydrotherapy pool, an in-house pathology lab, and quarantine facilities.

The hospital will even enable remote patients to receive care. “Our hospital has center with very portable kind of machinery,” explains Geeta Seshamani, Wildlife SOS co-founder. “So if an elephant is hit-and-run very far away anywhere in North India, we can go there and we can take care of it on site itself.”

“The hospital is something really special because for centuries India has used its elephants and abused them,” added Seshamani. “Today, for the first time, we can offer them a place where we can heal them and take very good care of them.”

Among those abused elephants who will find a safe haven at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital will be elephants who were abused in captivity, elephants who were turned into tourist attractions, and elephants who were involved in freeway accidents.

“These elephants go through a lot of abuse, brutality, cruelty in order to be ridden,” Wildlife SOS co-founder Kartick Satyanarayan said in a BCC interview. “And through that process, they develop abscesses, internal problems, back problems, all kinds of health issues that need to be addressed.”

Recommended For You

Viral Reach Elite YEARLY

Viral Reach is a Facebook marketing 100% automation tool. Once you type in the keyword Viral Reach will get you content from high-authority and non-spammy sources for maximum organic reach and post it on its own.Get the full variety of content including t

PushPrime 10k

PushPrime -- Quick and easy push notifications that can be used on any website. 10,000 Subscriber Version

Nicheology Membership Special

Since 2004 Nicheology has been growing member's businesses online! Get access to $164,647 worth of content you can license, a HUGE IM training library, and new digital products every month that you can call your own.

Between 50 and 60 percent of Asia’s wild elephants reside in India. Just 20 percent of domesticated elephants call the country home. With such a large elephant population, conservation should be at the forefront, especially since India’s elephant population is on the decline. In 2012, India’s elephant population was 29,391 – 30,711. By 2017, it had fallen to 27,312.  

Elephants are highly revered as both cultural and religious symbols in India, however they have been subjected to brutal mistreatment.

Some fall victim to the wildlife trade, while others are mistreated by mahouts (caretakers). Others are poached, poisoned, or electrocuted.

“I think by building a hospital we are underlining the fact that elephants need welfare measures as much as any other animal,”Seshamani told Reuters TV. “That captive elephants are not meant to be used and abused but instead have to be given the respect which an animal needs if you are going to be using the animal.”

Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Recommended For You

VidCuratorFX 2.0 - Gold Pack

VidCuratorFX 2.0 - Gold Pack gets you access to graphics to use with your videos and/or websites for yourself and your clients.

AffiliStores TITANIUM Pro (Discount)

Create Highly Profitable Affiliate Stores In Minutes! Crush It With Amazon, AliExpress, eBay and Many Other Affiliate Marketplaces!

Proven Best Sellers Package B

The perfect upgrade to the Proven Profit Package from the Real Guys.

Thank you for taking the time to read our article.

If you enjoyed our content, we'd really appreciate some "love" with a share or two.

And ... Don't forget to have fun!

Recommended

Push Button eCom Done-For-You Pro Edition

The All In One One Social Traffic Solution

Convertproof Elite 25 Sites

Live conversion proof on your offers brings you more sales and more conversions.

Leave a Reply