Year of rescue: 2019

Age at the time of arrival: 19 years

Sex: Male

Personality traits: Energetic

Recognisable features: Long tusks that cross at the end; visibly deformed left ankle due to unhealed fracture

Present health condition: Undergoing treatment for his right hind footpad abscess with antiseptic dressing; laser therapy sessions for severely arthritic limbs and fractured ankle

Facility: Treatment Unit at ECCC

Favourite food: Roasted Bengal gram (sattu) flour balls 

Closest to: Solitary in nature

Favourite activities: Eating green fodder from his haynet enrichment

Background history: Suffering from severe osteoarthritis, torn foot pads and a fractured ankle, Ramu was weak and in pain when he arrived at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital for lifetime care and treatment. As our young tusker, now, lazily enjoys bath time, strategically dismantles his enrichment and picks up speed running around his enclosure, he has taken leaps in terms of improvement and receives regular treatment by our veterinarians. | READ MORE ABOUT RAMU

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