Welcome to the Elephant Tails Podcast from Wildlife SOS, where we bring you the intimate stories and behind-the-scenes perspectives with the people working to save India’s wildlife.
In Episode 2, Wildlife SOS communications ace Suvidha Bhatnagar chats with one of our most senior veterinary officers, Dr. Yaduraj Khadpekar about the challenging rescue of everyone's favorite little elephant, Laxmi. Laxmi was a badly overweight and neglected begging elephant living on the streets of Mumbai, a busy metropolis with more than 18 million people.
This episode was recorded at our Agra Bear Rescue Facility, so please excuse the occasional background noise of mischievous rhesus monkeys pounding on the doors and roof. You can see Dr. Yadu in action in our new Nat Geo WILD series!
To learn more about Laxsmi and Wildlife SOS, visit wildlifesos.org