Assam’s Kaziranga Park Provides Heaters & Blankets To Baby Elephants Amid Chilly Winter

by Sanjana Shenoy
Assam’s Kaziranga Park Provides Heaters & Blankets To Baby Elephants Amid Chilly Winter

As the winter season creates chills across India, it’s not just us humans but animals also who’re shivering from the cold. Kaziranga National Park in Assam has taken vital steps to provide warm blankets and heaters in animal enclosures to keep the furry beings safe and warm. Baby elephants are draped in cosy blankets, heaters are equipped in rooms to warm lions, pythons and tigers. In fact, heaters are also used to warm the water for tortoises.

16 Elephants At Madhya Pradesh’s Kanha Forest Given Week-Long Vacation

The elephants at Madhya Pradesh’s Kanha forest enjoyed a week-long holiday as part of the 12-year old tradition of KTR. They ate their favourite food at the rejuvenation camp. KTR field director L Krishnamurthy informed PTI, “These tuskers help us in different tasks like patrolling, tiger tracking and averting man animal-conflict all the year-round. So this camp is our thanksgiving gesture to them for their toil.” The officials brought together 16 elephants from four corners of the reserve. It’s spread over 940 sq km to encourage socializing among the tuskers. Recently, Sunderbans Tiger Reserve reopened for tourists with safety measures. 

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Elephants Were Given Massages, Favourite Food & Baths During Rejuvenation Camp

As part of the camp, the elephants ate their favourite food including jackfruit, bananas, coconut and jaggery. They also enjoyed taking dips in the water bodies and getting massaged by the mahouts. The official said to PTI that they literally pampered the elephants at Kanha forest for a week as they are part of their family. The elephants enjoyed the pampering to the fullest. Apart from fun-filled activities, the officials conducted a health check-up of the pachyderms. According to Krishnamurthy, the camp also helps strengthen the bond between the elephants and their mahouts. Meanwhile, wander into the jungle of Kanha through our video below.