AES is pleased to announce we were able to secure funding to Dr. Sarma for the continuing medical care of the Mayapur Temple elephants Laksmipriya and Bishnupriya under the care of Ms. Hrimati Dasi. The two female elephants arrived to the temple separately some time ago. Ms. Dasi employs three mahouts to care for the elephants as well as herself. Dr. Sarma has taught her how to do some medical care as well as footwork, which is essential to elephant health.
The two girls have been provided with a well rounded diet and are able to forage the area around the temple to graze which has brought them into healthy weights. We look forward to more updates from Ms. Dasi and Dr. Sarma throughout the next year as he stops in for their routine check ups.