Neighbourhood News Desk
It seems that Lakshmi, one of Delhi’s two remaining elephants won’t have to search for a new home, due to the fact that she’ll be shifted to the first wildlife rescue-cum-rehabilitation centre. This centre is being developed by the Delhi government’s forest department, at the Asola wildlife sanctuary in South Delhi to house injured or sick animals.
Delhi lacks the infrastructure in place for housing rescued animals or for providing them medical care. And So far they’ve been relying on non-government organizations to take care of them. On February 2018, Lakshmi was diagnosed with herpes, a zoonotic viral disease.
And so four out of Delhi’s six elephants have found new homes in Gujarat and Rajasthan, but Lakshmi was left behind because of the disease. The other remaining elephant such as, Moti, may soon be moved to Haryana, talks for which are underway with the state forest department.