Ailing elephants in Tamil Nadu gets new food and exercise regimen
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Ailing elephants in Tamil Nadu gets new food and exercise regimen
 
Ailing elephants in Tamil Nadu gets new food and exercise regimen

Madurai : With more than 50 per cent of the 300 temple elephants in Tamil Nadu suffering from diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, authorities have drawn up a food and exercise regimen for the jumbos and directed the mahouts to strictly follow it.

An official of the Tamil Nadu government's Hindu and Religious Endowment department said the plan had been drawn up to ensure proper care of the elephants.

It has been made compulsory for the mahouts to take elephants in their care for a six km walk daily and also provide them shower bath twice a day in places where there was no pond or lake or river, to improve their health. "Some mahouts are being trained at the Vandalur Zoo on the outskirts of Chennai," he said.
Posted On : 06 Aug 10
Ailing elephants in Tamil Nadu gets new food and exercise regimen
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