People Are Knitting Giant Sweaters For Rescued Elephants To Protect Them From Cold
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Thank goodness the terrible things those sweet babies had to face are in the past, with bright – and stylish – future ahead of themWinters 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.More info: Wildlife SOS India | Facebook (h/t: thedodo)Winters get chilly in Northern India, so an animal shelter decided to knit giant sweaters for its rescued elephantsIt takes around 4 weeks to make one sweater – the elephants are the largest land mammals on the planetStill, 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 [makes] them susceptible to ailments such as pneumonia… The cold also aggravates their arthritis”
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