Global warming is believed to be among the main reasons for the extinction of various species in the modern era. We witness dramatic climate changes, which cause great sufferings to numerous animals that live in the areas severely affected by these changes.
Yet, we can all do something to help them. Thus, villagers in India knitted super-sized colorful woolen jumpers for elephants in order to protect them from near-freezing temperatures.
According to Asia One:
“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.”
When the staff at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in the northern city of Mathura warned temperatures were approaching sub-zero at night, women started producing the garments.
This conservation center rescues elephants who have previously suffered chronic neglect and beatings from cruel handlers. It now houses 20 elephants rescued from illegal captivity, circuses, trafficking mafia, and exploited for street begging.
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.”