Suraj, the Elephant had spent almost half his life in chain, is rescued from a temple in India

What a difference a year makes. When we first met, just before Christmas, Suraj, a 45-year-old Asian elephant, had spent almost half his life in a 12ft-square, barren, dark room – ironic, given that his name means ‘Sunny’ – tethered to a heavy chain. Despite his e.m.a.c.i.a.t.i.o.n, his b.r.o.k.e.n t.a.i.l, his m.i.s.i.n.g ear – probably […]

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