Year of rescue: 2017
Age at the time of rescue: 50 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.