Women Knit Custom Sweaters For Elephants

February 2, 2017

Women Knit Custom Sweaters for Elephants

We’ve seen Menswear Dog. And tailors make bespoke tweed suits for horses. This year, women in India are making colorful sweaters for rescued elephants. The Independent reports:

Women in a village near the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in the northern city of Mathura reportedly began producing the colourful, pyjama-like garments after staff at the centre warned temperatures were approaching sub-zero at night.

The conservation centre takes in rescued elephants who have previously suffered chronic neglect and beatings from cruel handlers.

Kartick Satyanarayan, founder of the centre, said it was important to protect the formerly abused elephants from the cold.

“It is important to keep our elephants protected from the bitter cold during this extreme winter, as they are weak and vulnerable having suffered so much abuse making them susceptible to ailments such as pneumonia,“ she told the Times of India.

“The cold also aggravates their arthritis which is a common issue that our rescued elephants have to deal with.”

Pretty awesome. You can read the rest here.