Age: 52 years old

Sex: Male

Age at the time of rescue: 49 years old

Personality traits: Gentle

Recognisable features: One of the biggest elephants under our care

Present health condition: Sanjay is undergoing treatment for a wound on his left elbow which is regularly cleaned and dressed with antiseptic ointment

Facility: Field of Dreams

Favourite food: Sugarcanes and green fodder

Closest to: Solitary by nature

Favourite activities: Loves taking long walks along the riverside of Yamuna

Special needs: To allow movement and exercise in his neck muscles, his enclosure is equipped with hanging enrichments filled with peanuts, jaggery and green fodder for him to munch on.

Mahout name: Nekpal

Background history: Sanjay was rescued from Uttar Pradesh in 2017 as a begging elephant who was brutalised by his owner into navigating around the narrow streets of Uttar Pradesh with an ankush (bullhook) poking him. When Sanjay arrived at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital campus, he was weak and exhausted and it was extremely heartbreaking to see this majestic elephant in such a deplorable condition.

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