An elephant cried tears of joy after being freed from imprisonment for nearly half a century.

After the members of the Wildlife Charity removed the spiked chains from Raju the elephants back, they noticed tears rolling down his face. Experts are researching the trend, although sources claim that elephants do in fact tear up in emotional situations.

Despite being freed, the recovery process for the elephant has only begun. A quote from explains, “Elephants are just like children, they all react differently. She might take months or even years to recover from the sadness and the trauma.” Our best wishes go out to Raju, and a huge thank you to the wildlife rescuers who saved this extraordinary animal.


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