Elephant Rehabilitation Centre | 08 Jul 2019

India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre is to be set up in Kottoor, Kerala.

  • It is being planned on the lines of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka.
  • Rehabilitation centre is aimed at providing protection to abandoned, orphaned, injured and older elephants.
  • It is planning to give an opportunity for people to know more about elephants and will be a boon for wildlife researchers and veterinary students.
  • The rehabilitation centre is expected to have an elephant museum, mahout training center, super-specialty hospital, a retirement home and crematorium for the animals.
  • Recently India has also opened its first water clinic for elephants suffering from arthritis, joint pain and foot ailments at a wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital, Mathura, UP.