Elephants are well-known for their intellect, distinct personalities, and strong family attachments. Sadly, some elephants are not allowed to follow their natural instincts and are instead pushed to perform for humans.
Sita and Mia, two circus elephants, are a fantastic illustration of this.
Sita and Mia were ab.u.s.ed throughout their lives in India. They were tied to the ground and unable to move for half a century.
Fortunately, the non-profit group Wildlife S.O.S. was battling to save the two elephants, and after 50 years, the lovely creatures were finally allowed to live the lives they deserved.
The story of how the elephants were saved was posted on Facebook by the charity. The photos show how much the elephants appreciate being saved.
When Mia and Sita were found, it was clear that they had been hurt a lot, especially near their feet.
Wildlife S.O.S. documented the pair’s injuries in one of their Facebook postings, accompanied by some devastating photos:
“Mia and Sita both have really sore feet. Sita’s position is complicated by the fact that she has a badly healed fracture in her front leg, which has hampered her mobility and prevented her from lying down and resting. We believe it has been at least a year since she has slept. ”
The two elephants were first taken to the Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, where they could get veterinary care at their new home.
It was a long trip, but the two elephants seemed to enjoy being on their own. Sita even waved her trunk at people to show how happy she was.
The elephants quickly got used to their new environment and had a lot of “firsts.”
Sita entered a pool for the first time at her new home on the first day, which the staff thought was a first for her despite her age of 50.
Mia was so satisfied and cheerful that she laid down and fell asleep within minutes of arriving at the center, something she hadn’t done in a long time. The facility characterized it as “one of our happiest
“While we don’t know when Mia was last permitted to do this, it’s evident that she’s needed to do it for a long time.” According to the center, “Daily rest is vital for an elephant, yet they are often denied this need while chained on the front and rear legs.” This was true for Mia. ”
The elephants seem to be the happiest they’ve ever been since settling into their new habitat. They can now freely move around the facility, talk to other elephants, play with each other in the sand, and swim in the pool.
“Mia and Sita seem to be considerably happy already,” Wildlife SOS co-founder Kartick Satyanarayan stated in a news statement. “It’s almost as though they anticipate a brighter life in which they will no longer be compelled to perform in circuses—a life in which their hurting and painful joints will get the rest and treatment they need.”
We’re so delighted Mia and Sita are now in a decent position where they can rest and enjoy themselves after so many years of hardship.
In the video below, you can see Sita going for a stroll.