People Are Knitting Giant Sweaters For Elephants, And They’re Impossibly Cozy.

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The Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in India provides a great service. They rescue elephants that have been previously abused by handlers who gave them beatings to train them, and sometimes even worse. It’s a very cool thing that the centre does but as you can imagine, taking care of the large animals can get a bit tough.

Recently the temperatures were predicted to get very low, near freezing, and the workers at the centre had a problem. They needed to keep the elephants warm but they didn’t have any way to do it. Some local villagers came to the rescue and knitted several giant pajama like outfits for the elephants to wear.

It wasn’t an easy task to complete but they wanted to help out and as you will see in a few minutes, the elephants were very appreciative. The local ladies knitted socks, a sweater type under garment, a giant blanket to throw over their backs, and some even made pants like materials for them to wear.

You’ll see in the photos that the elephants didn’t seem to mind at all and they actually looked a little happy with the new clothing. It’s always a good thing when local people step in to help out those less fortunate. It doesn’t matter if they are human or animals.

These rescued elephants pose for a picture at the Wildlife SOS sanctuary. Notice their new threads being made for them.

These rescued elephants pose for a picture at the Wildlife SOS sanctuary. Notice their new threads being made for them.

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The jumpers were knitted by local women for the elephants when the temperatures were going to drop to near freezing. You can see the elephant's were very appreciative.

The jumpers were knitted by local women for the elephants when the temperatures were going to drop to near freezing. You can see the elephant's were very appreciative.

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Socks, sweater and throwover blanket. What else could an elephant need to combat the cold?

Socks, sweater and throwover blanket. What else could an elephant need to combat the cold?

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The centre rescues elephants that have been previously abused. They take them in and try to give them a better life.

The centre rescues elephants that have been previously abused. They take them in and try to give them a better life.

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Local villagers came to the rescue when cold temps were approaching. The elephants were made pajama like outfits to help keep them warm.

Local villagers came to the rescue when cold temps were approaching. The elephants were made pajama like outfits to help keep them warm.

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Local villagers carefully knitted the outfits. It might be the largest pair of pajamas they ever knitted.

Local villagers carefully knitted the outfits. It might be the largest pair of pajamas they ever knitted.

Founder of the rescue centre, Kartick Satyanarayan, said they work hard to give the elephants a better life. Keeping them warm is very important on cold nights.

Founder of the rescue centre, Kartick Satyanarayan, said they work hard to give the elephants a better life. Keeping them warm is very important on cold nights.

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Kartick said that “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 making them susceptible to ailments such as pneumonia."

Kartick said that “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 making them susceptible to ailments such as pneumonia."

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The centre is hoping to rescue 50 elephants over the course of 2017. They will need to purchase more neighboring land though to help make that happen.

The centre is hoping to rescue 50 elephants over the course of 2017. They will need to purchase more neighboring land though to help make that happen.

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Source:
Independent

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