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People knitting giant sweaters for rescued elephants to protect them from the cold

Winter in Northern India gets chilly, so Wildlife SOS Elephant Care and Conservation volunteers decided to knit some huge sweaters for the rescued elephants.

It takes about four weeks to make a sweater, and it’s no surprise to learn that elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet.

However, animal rescue volunteers ensure that the knits are not only warm and cozy for these large animals; They are also colorful and even fashionable.

Co-founder Kartick Satyanarayan said: “It is important to keep our elephants protected from the bitter cold during this harsh winter, as they are fragile and vulnerable when passive too much abuse, making them susceptible to diseases like pneumonia.”

“The cold also exacerbates their arthritis, which is a common problem our rescued elephants have to deal with.” Thankfully, the abuse those sweet kids have faced is in the past, with a bright future – and stylish – at the wildlife sanctuary that lies ahead.

Check out the cute elephants wearing their stylish sweaters below!

Winters get chilly in Northern India, so an animal shelter decided to knit giant sweaters for its rescued elephants

It takes around 4 weeks to make one sweater – the 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 [makes] them susceptible to ailments such as pneumonia… The cold also aggravates their arthritis”

Thank goodness the terrible things those sweet babies had to face are in the past, with bright – and stylish – future ahead of them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Elephants with relaxing music

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