Knitting sweaters for elephants: Indians express their love for animals

Articles Jun 11, 2019 06:22

From buying clothes for dogs and cats, Indians have the idea that animals need to wear clothes. The knit sweater for elephants also comes from there.

Well, I was not prepared for this. These are elephants in adorable handknit sweaters!

Check it out!

These ladies are knitting jumpers for elephants. 

Knitting sweaters for elephants: Indians express their love for animals

It started last year when these ladies from the village near the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura took it upon themselves to make these PJs.

The temperature on the reserve can dip to below freezing, which is much too cold for the elephants. 

Knitting sweaters for elephants: Indians express their love for animals

It took months for these kind ladies to complete their work!

Females Laxmi, Phoolkali and Suzy, the lovely lady elephants pictured here were the first to take the new designs for a spin.

Knitting sweaters for elephants: Indians express their love for animals

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Kartick Satyanarayan, founder of the center to look after abused and sick elephants, said, 

Knitting sweaters for elephants: Indians express their love for animals

"We work hard to give these elephants a life of dignity and protection while we also provide them ongoing treatment and care. This winter we are making jumpers to give the jumbos in our care some warmth."

The best news? "They really took to their jumpers! I know in some countries it is a bit of a joke to wear the most outlandish one you can for Christmas. But the elephants care less about fashion and more about being warm."

Knitting sweaters for elephants: Indians express their love for animals

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