The story of this elephant will definitely touch your soul. Meet Raju an elephant who had to live a real nightmare for many years. Since this elephant’s childhood and until recently the elephant lived in Indian with it’s first and only owner. Although religion convince people to treat living things with respect this elephant (Raju) had to endure a lot of humiliation from his early years.
The former owner of the elephant kept him tied up in studded shackles,
beat him, and humiliated him. The elephant had to bow everyday in the streets to passers by, and survive by the smalls foods giving to him by the citizens and the garbage scattered along the way. Incredibly this has been his life for 50 years. But fortunately for the elephant in 2014 activists from a wildlife charity learned of the elephant’s story. It took them a year to release the elephant from captivity, because the previous owner didn’t even have the elephant’s papers.
When the wildlife activists finally removed the shackles from the elephant’s leg something incredible happened.
The elephant shed tears of joy and gratitude.
Researchers says that what the elephant did when the elephant was freed is a very natural reaction. Elephants are very intelligent animals and are capable of experiencing many emotions. Of course it is sad to know that the elephant spent most of his life without love, and subjected to the cruelty of man. The good news is that now in the elephant’s old age he received the necessary care and love from many people.