By Resham Beri
Bhola is a 48 years old Asiatic elephant who was abused his entire life and forced to carry heavy loads on the highway as well as tourists for rides. He was rescued by Wildlife SOS and moved to Elephant Haven in Mathura, in November 2010 after surviving a truck accident that would have normally left any other elephant dead. It took us several months to help him recover from his trauma and be a happy elephant.
Bhola is generally playful and especially enjoys his long baths in the pond at the Elephant Center. It is a delight to watch him in his pool. He also enjoys his sand baths, watermelons and attention from five female elephants.