Actor Sidharth Malhotra visits Mathura elephant rescue centre


Mathura: Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra on Monday extended his full support to elephant rescue efforts, after a visit to the rescue and rehabilitation centre run by Wildlife SOS.

A special guest at ‘Save the Elephant Day’ celebrations at the centre, he expressed concern over the plight of Asian elephants.

Sidharth spent time with rescued elephants Laxmi, Maya and Phoolkali, feeding them fresh fruits – bananas, sugarcane, and watermelon. He also interacted with the veterinarians at the centre providing treatment to the elephants and learning about the status of Asian elephants in India.

The highlight of the visit, however, was his keen interest in Gajraj, the 70-year-old tusker rescued from Maharashtra’s Satara.

Used in temple processions for over 51 years, the elephant was, with advancing age, found to be suffering from several medical issues like foot abscess, partial blindness etc. 

Gajraj is now under lifetime care and treatment at Wildlife SOS’s Elephant Conservation and…

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