Have you ever heard about Raju’s story? For those who are unfamiliar with Raju, he is the elephant that was saved after being chained for nearly 50 years, and when he was released, he was shedding tears of joy. The terrible story of this rescue went viral, and there have been many developments since then, all of which have been for the better for Raju.
Raju is shown a year after his miraculous rescue in the video that went viral in 2014. Raju was saved from the streets of Allahabad in 2014 and spent the next year at the Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, where he learned how to live a calm and happy life.
When Raju was rescued and set free by a group of kind individuals, the joy on his face was palpable and unexplainable, and it was a heartwarming moment for everyone. “It was really emotional,”
Pooja Binepal of Wildlife SOS UK said in an interview with the press. During the rescue, the team was startled to find tears streaming down his cheeks. We had a feeling he sensed he was being let free. Elephants are not only beautiful, but they are also very intellectual animals that have been shown to experience sadness, so we can only image what he’s gone through over the past half-century.”
Raju’s happily ever after came thanks to a bunch of compassionate people, and he may now enjoy his final years in peace and contentment. Whatever the case may be, not all elephants are as fortunate as Raju. Hundreds of thousands of elephants are kept in captivity by profit-driven people.