Rescued Temple Elephant Sundar Adapts to New Life in Bengaluru Zoo

  • | Friday | 13th November, 2020

A 20-year-old elephant rescued from a temple in Maharashtra's Kolhapur has adapted to a new happier life in Bannerghatta zoo in the Karnataka capital an official said on Thursday. "It's our privilege to have Sunder as part of our zoo family" Singh added. The Indian chapter of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) rescued the jumbo after the Supreme Court ordered its release from the temple. "Sundar was given as a gift in 2007 to the temple at Kolhapur where he was kept chained in solitary confinement and abused. When we learnt about its plight he had an injured eye a hole in his ear and scars all over his body from the cruelty he endured" PETA India said in a statement from Mumbai.

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