Arya had to work as a begging elephant for many years and she was rescued from that life 3 weeks ago.She still has the bell around her neck but they don´t take it off at once. the reason for that is the bell is familiar to her but everything else is new to her.they take it off when she´s more used to the place.
As we are reminded time and again, snares are an incredibly cruel threat to wildlife. Laid by poachers, these simple loops, made from either wire, cable, rope or nylon, lie in wait to entangle any unsuspecting creature who crosses their path.
If you wonder why they left the baby elephant to fend for itself...mum was there-
"The calfÂ’s mother had valiantly attempted to free her baby, as indicated by broken vegetation all around the site. That made it all the more gratifying to watch the calf run off into the forest once he was revived, making a beeline for his mother. We can only imagine how relieved she was to see her beloved baby emerge through the trees and be reunited at last. For the team, they were left feeling a sense of accomplishment, thankful to be in a position to right such wrongs so that this elephant family could remain intact".
"Water is life
Working in dry and arid environments, we know just how important water is to wildlife. So, to stop animal suffering during this long dry season, we've added four new boreholes during 2021. These fill water troughs that have been specially built in conservation areas to give access to all wildlife, including smaller birds and animals. Suffice to say, these new additions have been a literal lifeline in the Tsavo Conservation Area where the traditional ‘short’ rains have, so far, failed to materialise. Accordingly, reports from the field show animals have been arriving in their droves to quench their thirst. Seeing animals coming to use these watering points (the majority of which are powered sustainably) is especially rewarding given the hard work that goes on behind the scenes: Every borehole, windmill and trough we build is fully maintained and serviced regularly to ensure they remain in working order!
It’s all part of our work to care for nature through daily actions. To support our Water for Wildlife projects, and help us minimise animal suffering as we wait for the rains, visit: https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/.../water-for.."
This week an historic case will be heard in New York’s highest court – to free Happy the elephant.
The Nonhuman Rights Project will argue on behalf of Happy, for her release from the Bronx Zoo to a sanctuary, in what is being called the most important animal-rights case of the 21st century.
Happy has been imprisoned at the zoo for 45 years – the last 16 of those have been all on her own, despite elephants being known for their life-long family bonds, their intelligence, and their social nature. Happy can only be so in name while she is deprived of her freedom.
The Non-Human Rights Project will begin their argument for Happy tomorrow. If you would like to keep up to date with their work, and a potential ground-breaking change for captive animals, you can do so here