Dogs and cats are not the only animals that may benefit from sweaters when the weather grows cold.
In an effort to keep 20 rescued and handicapped elephants nice and toasty during the cool, zero-degree winter months, a group of kind and skilled villagers knit vibrantly colored enormous sweaters and legwear for pachyderms residing at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, northern India.
The work on the massive garments began last year. The sweaters cover the legs, backs, and necks of the elephants.
The pachyderms have been rescued from lives of exploitation and illegal captivity. Co-founder and CEO of the conservation center, Kartick Satyanarayan, told the Times of India that elephants rescued from such terrible conditions are already weak and vulnerable, which puts them at further risk for catching illnesses such as pneumonia or aggravating arthritis. The sweaters were lovingly created to help prevent such ailments.
At the the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center the gentle giants will enjoy a more laid-back lifestyle with good food, relaxing baths, top-notch medical care and now, stylish garments as well!
Photos by Roger Allen via Daily Mail