In a first, Elephant Memorial built in memory of elephants that lost their lives to abuse

In a heartfelt tribute to honour elephants that lost their lives due to abuse, illegal trafficking, and cruelty, India gets its first ‘Elephant Memorial’ near Taj Mahal in Agra. It was recently unveiled by the conservation charity Wildlife SOS that built it with support of Uttar Forest Department at the Elephant Conservation & Care Centre, Mathura, which is located 20 mi. away from the Taj Mahal.

The memorial has been built in the memory of those gentle giants who lost their lives while suffering cruelty at the hands of humans. In fact, most elephants that are used to take tourists for a ride or are used in circuses are captured from the wild, and are trained or pushed to undergo a lifetime of misery. This unique memorial with stone boulders and engraved black granite plaques names some of those elephants who suffered this fate.

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