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Giant Healers

Once-captive elephants find sanctuary in this one of its kind pachyderm hospital

January 10, 2019

20-year-old Laxmi being treated by the vet at the elephant hospital in Mathura

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey

Sanjay’s foot pads are deformed after having suffered years of abuse in captivity

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey

Light Behind Asha (50) trails Suzy, 70 and blind. Suzy depends on Asha for support and guidance.

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey

The vet checks Gajraj’s foot for ­injuries

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey

Turmeric is ­applied on Gajraj’s hindquarter wounds

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey

Gajraj at the ­entrance of the ­elephant hospital

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey

Gajraj, at the hospital. The enclosure is used to keep the elephants stationery while treatment.

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey

Asha and Suzy. They stay in the same enclosure.

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey

Veterinary officer Dr Yaduraj showing the digital radiography machine.

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey

A keeper putting food inside the elephant's enclosure.

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey

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