Elephants, renowned for their intelligence and strong family bonds, often find themselves in captivity, forced to perform for human entertainment.
Two elephants named Sita and Mia had such a life, enduring unimaginable hardship in the circus.
Watch the video at the end.
Sita and Mia’s Long Struggle
For five decades, Sita and Mia were chained to the ground in India, robbed of their freedom and natural instincts.
Their story, however, took a turn for the better, thanks to the tireless efforts of the non-profit organization, Wildlife S.O.S.
After half a century of suffering, Sita and Mia were finally granted the lives they deserved. Wildlife S.O.S shared their heartwarming rescue story on Facebook, showcasing the profound impact of their newfound freedom.
A Painful Journey to Freedom
When discovered, both elephants bore the scars of multiple injuries, especially on their feet. Wildlife S.O.S shared their plight on Facebook, stating, “Both Mia and Sita have very painful feet.
For Sita, her situation is exacerbated by the fact that she has a poorly healed fracture in her front leg that has limited her movement… thus preventing her the ability to lie down and rest.”
Their first step towards recovery was a journey to the Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, where they could receive the necessary veterinary care.
A Glorious New Beginning
Despite the long and arduous journey, the elephants seemed to sense their newfound freedom. Sita even expressed her excitement by playfully waving her trunk at passersby.
Upon arrival at their new home, Mia’s contentment was palpable as she laid down and fell asleep – a simple pleasure she likely hadn’t enjoyed for a long time. The center described it as “one of our happiest moments.”
Finding Peace and Happiness
Daily rest is essential for elephants, yet often denied when they are chained. In their new home, Mia and Sita are experiencing true happiness.
They roam freely, interact with other elephants, play in the sand, and even take their first-ever dips in a pool.
Kartick Satyanarayan, co-founder of Wildlife SOS, expressed, “Mia and Sita seem so much happier already.
It’s almost like they sense they are going to get a happier life where they will not be forced to perform in circuses anymore – a life where their aching and painful joints will get the rest and the care they deserve.”
After decades of hardship, Mia and Sita are finally in a place where they can relax and enjoy the freedom they were denied for so long.
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