India gets its first elephant memorial in northern city

  • Wednesday 13, November 2019 09:40 AM
  • India gets its first elephant memorial in northern city
Sharjah24 – Reuters: India's first elephant memorial was inaugurated in northern Uttar Pradesh's Mathura city in remembrance of elephants that lost their lives due to human brutalities.
This first of its kind memorial was established by a Mathura-based wildlife conservation centre.

The memorial has stones bearing names and information of the elephants that passed away in the conservation centre.

"(People) used spiked chains on them which leads to bruising (on elephant's body) which takes time to heal," said a veterinary doctor who works at the wildlife conservation center on Sunday (November 10).

Elephants in India, numbering about 30,000 in the wild, are an endangered species. While revered as a cultural and religious icon, they are also hounded when they wander into human settlements, damaging crops and homes, and trampling people.