India’s first and only Elephant Conservation and Care Centre was established in 2010 in the district of Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, in collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department. The primary objective behind establishing the Centre was to rehabilitate severely abused and exploited captive elephants. The Elephant Conservation and Care Centre is now home to over 20 rescued elephants and is a living breathing conservation education platform to change public perception to support elephant conservation. All elephants at Elephant Conservation Care Centre were rescued from extreme distress, while some were privately owned and had a cruel history of being used for begging, others spent a lifetime in captivity & confinement as temple elephants or were being coerced to perform in circuses.
No longer forced to bear heavy loads, or walk on hot pavement, these majestic creatures are finally able to spend their days happily, with frequent baths, a nutritious diet, and good veterinary care. The center is full of natural vegetation with enough open fields around for their daily walks and several trees available to scratch themselves, thus making it closest to the natural habitat of the elephants. Water pools have been provided to the elephants with the free access for them to bath and play in the water, at will.
The Elephant Conservation and Care Centre and the Elephant Hospital is bordered with the river Yamuna and a 10 minute walk through a lush green field leads our elephants to the river where they enjoy taking long and relaxing dips!
|Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre, Near Sachdeva Institute of Technology, Thurmura Ghari, NH2, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh-281122|