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Laxmi- Two months after her rescue

By Resham Beri

Laxmi, who was rescued by Wildlife in July 2013 from Mumbai, is now well settled in at the Elephant Rescue Center in Mathura,  She is a playful pachyderm and her health is improving.  She absolutely loves food and enjoys eating a variety of fruits.  Apples appear to be her favorite.  She tends to be a little territorial about her food and does not like the other elephants eyeing her food.  This can be a source of conflict between her and Maya and Chanchal.

Bijli and Phooklaki are her best friends and she enjoys sharing her time with them in the open pool and at the pond.  Laxmi will often be seen with Bijli.   She gets lonely when she is seperated from Bijli and will make a loud trumpeting noise to call Bijli to her.

Photo Credit: Wildlife SOS/ Prathamesh 

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