Sunday, August 2, 2015

Friends for Life.. Happy Friendship Day

Social media is trending #FriendShipDay. The day is dedicated for friends and friendships. The day is special for those who know the importance of a true friend and for those as well who wanted to make new friends. Although the day originated in America, but people, especially youngsters of India observe the day with much enthusiasm.

Having said that youngsters waits for such day with more expectations but there is no monopoly of humans in rejoicing relationships. Animals feel as much as humans do. Friendship stories of animals from bear and elephants from rescue centers in Agra, captivates many animal lovers.


There is no monopoly of humans in rejoicing relationships. Animals feel as much as humans do. Friendship stories of animals from bear and elephants rescue centers in Agra, captivates many animal lovers.

“The bond of friendship among two elephants Chanchal and Bijli is so adorable,” says Baiju Raj MV, Director Project at Wildlife SOS. Baiju knows the animals, understand their tantrums and can even predict possible anger, happiness or jealousy, behavior among animals.

 Baiju shared the story of Chanchal and Bijli, with me and I am sharing it with my lovely readers. Both of the gentle giants eat together, walk together and sleep together. Not only they love each other but also possessive to a certain point that they feel jealous when one of them walks away with other elephants.

Chanchal and Bijli

Recalling one of the incident of the elephants rescue center Baiju told me, Few weeks ago, we have kept Bijli in an enclosure for the medical checkup and meanwhile Chanchal went for a walk with Laxmi and other elephants. After returning from the walk, Chanchal went to meet Bijli and Bijli literally pushed her away. Bijli was actually angry with Chanchal, because the whole day, she was not around Bijli to support her during medical session.

Such behaviour was also noticed by the team of Wildlife SOS, between other elephants including, Maya & Phoolkali and Lakhi, Suzy & Asha. These elephants share a special bond. In the trio of Lakhi, Suzy and Asha, Lakhi is completely blind so both, Suzy and Asha, help her, during eating hours, walking and exercising and also while bathing in the large pond. “They protect each other, because they all shared the common pain, of being chained, all through their lives,” said Baiju, while remembering, rescue operations of the elephants.

(Lakhi, Asha, Suzy)

After elephants, we walks near the bear center. Friendship stories of bears are also charming, but for that people have to understand their pain. Read here (Wildlife SOS) to know how the team helped these bears and elephants. 

“There are two blind bears in the rescue center, Nishant and Shalini. A unique behavior is being observed by us on almost every single day, that they suck each others ear. This act is quite unique for us and we are not sure why they do that, but we are sure of one thing that they like each other very much,” said Baiju.

Baiju further told me about the sad end of the well known  friendship among three bears of the rescue center. One of the friendliest bear trios Amar, Akbar and Anthony, who were rescued from the same Kalander, there friendship was broke when Amar and Anthony died with the cancer. 


Since then the remaining bear, Akbar prefers to stay alone. It seems that he don’t want to loose more friends, that is really sad! My best wishes for him, I hope this friendship day, he will find another friend. 

(Cupper and Digit)

Other best friends in bear centers are Patchy and Peanut, Cupper and Digit, Chameli and Rocky, who play together and wake each other for meals when food cart approaches them... Now I need someone like them, who alter me... FOOD is COMINGGGG :)

Thank you guys for reading, Happy Friendship Day.... 

Mugdha

8 comments:

  1. Happy Friendship Day to you too. :)

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  2. Great post regarding Friendship day. It is really special day because friends are like treasures and we should always keep them with us as they are very precious. So, I want to wish you a very happy Friendship day. Cheers.

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  3. Great post regarding Friendship day. It is really special day because friends are like treasures and we should always keep them with us as they are very precious. So, I want to wish you a very happy Friendship day. Cheers.

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