Wednesday, July 16, 2014


 Life had not treated Raju kindly. He’d been sold as a baby fifty years ago and since then his life had been a living hell. He’d been taunted, beaten, starved, forced to perform tricks and had been reduced to eating scraps thrown at him by tourists. You might have read about Raju recently. He’s become famous for doing something remarkable, something extremely common in humans but never before witnessed in an elephant. Read about it (here).



  1. what a heart touching story...oh i echo the elephants is sad to think of all the animals
    that are abused every day...i am glad that he was rescued and found a new life....

  2. People can be utterly cruel to animals

  3. Omg, this story is so upsetting, to think how cruel some people are to their fellow just makes me sick. I am convinced that there are animals who have rich emotional lives, form friendships and experience gratitude. I've heard stories in the past of elephants shedding tears, and the stories of their interest in, and emotion over bones and carcasses of other elephants is legendary.
    Thank you for posting this. It's important for people to know that we are not the only creatures on the planet who experience emotion.