For five entire decades, Raju the elephant was shackled, caged, and abused as he was forced to walk the streets in India for the amusement of tourists. One look at the poor creature and his evident scars and malnutrition revealed the extent of his suffering.
Still, his spirit endured all those long years until, finally, rescuers from the UK-based organization Wildlife SOS arrived. A truly magical moment occurred once Raju realized why they had come for him…
So, when the rescuers from Wildlife SOS arrived to free him, Raju was a little apprehensive. When he realized why they had come, though, an amazing thing happened: he began to cry.
It’s horrifying to think that anyone could treat an animal so cruelly, but it still happens around the world every day. Thank goodness Raju is finally safe and surrounded with love; he certainly deserves it.
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