Saturday, April 1, 2017

Knitted Jumpers and Legwear Help Keep Elephants Warm

Here's a present these elephants will never forget.As the nights grow cold in the Indian sanctuary where the rescued animals now live, they can slip into these massive jumpers that have been specially knitted for them. In fact, with their outsize red legwear, it almost looks as if they are wearing pajamas.

Ladies in the village near the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura began knitting and crocheting the mammoth pajamas last year. Their handiwork, which took months to complete, was in response to an appeal from staff at the center, where temperatures at night dip close to freezing point – too cold even for an elephant’s thick hide.

Females Laxmi, Phoolkali and Suzy were the first of the center’s 20 elephants to get to model their new nightwear...

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