Elephant freed from Indian temple to live at enormous zoological park! »
This time I have some good news from Peta; Peta India and local activists finally convinced the temple where Mariappan, the elephant, had been chained for nine years to send the him to Arignar Anna Zoological Park. Yay! The park sounds kind of cool: It’s nearly 1,500 acres, with a 228-acre “rescue and rehabilitation center,” which makes it not only India’s biggest zoological garden, but one of the biggest in the world.
They do have elephant rides, which is SHITTY but way better than being chained by all four legs in a dingy room for nine years. Lots of things are better than that.
Elephants are my favorite animal and this is super great! Happy day!
[Picture of Mariappan free from his chains and getting a fresh bath outside before he travels to Arignar Anna from Peta.org]