Year of rescue: 2023
Age at the time of rescue: Approximately 25 years
Personality traits: Tara carries a calm and composed demeanour.
Closest to: Taj
Recognisable features: Tara has a short and plump stature. She also has visible pigmentation around her neck resembling a necklace.
Present health condition: Tara faces colic issues, low appetite, skin lesions, and dermatitis on the dorsal spine is being treated with coconut oil and an antifungal paste. Arthritis is also a concern and is being treated regularly.
Facility: Elephant Hospital Campus.
Favourite food: Sugarcane and watermelon
Favourite activities: She likes to forage on fodder from the cage feeder.
Background history: Tara was compelled to walk as a begging elephant for countless hours resulting in her malnourished condition. She was often seen begging in the same vicinity as Taj and faced a harsh past. Condemned to a life of begging in the urban area, Tara relied solely on the occasional generosity of a handful of attentive passersby for her sustenance.