Gigantic Elephant Sweaters


The. Hi, I'm calling your host for the good news podcasts. And I'm Neil. The other host. The good news podcast is your source for good news fund, stories auditory, delight and sonic joy. We're bringing you all of this goodness from beautiful downtown Chicago. The other day, I was surfing around Instagram, and I saw post from the happy broadcast some listeners might remember our interview with Morrow gutty, the creator of the happy broadcast something caught my eye. It was this really great illustration of an elephant wearing a sweater further investigation. Brought us to a really lovely story in the guardian way back in two thousand seventeen in northern India temperatures were dropping really low at night. So some of the women who live in a village near the wildlife SOS elephant conservation and care centre spent days knitting, very large sweaters for the elephants. So they can stay warm during those chilly nights the elephants at the conservation center. Are all rescues from not. So great situations. Some of them are blind or physically disabled in some way. So this wetter that these women were knitting for the elephants. This is not. I mean, let me try to describe the Steelers nurse. I'm talking like practical these really beautiful pieces of art. They're colorful, and they're huge because they have to fit the whole elephant. It's essentially a knit tapestry. Yeah. It is it's beautiful. And so the other thing that I love about what these ladies did was not only did they knit this sort of large sweater blanket that has to lay over the elephant. They also knitted leg warmers for the elephants legs, very cute. It's so cute and they're going to dance class. This story sorted touches, my heart because the you know, the other part of it is their lives had earlier been not so great. So now, they're in this conservation center in like, you wanna take even double extra special care of that? Because they had such a. A hard time when they first started out in life news, we little elis and love elephants Ellie. Well, I did do some digging because I know the stories from twenty seventeen the wildlife SOS elephant conservation and care centre is still fighting the good fight for our animal friends. If you wanna learn more about the organization, please visit their website at wildlife, SOS dot org. Not only do they support elephants. But there's a variety of other wildlife species that they also worked to help support. And they also have a lot of campaigns to help endangered areas in keep those protected so animals can actually stay in the wild. Thanks for listening. Do you have good news incredible? Or maybe wanna tell us a joke. Rijeka? Excellent Email us at Hello. At the good news, podcast dot F, M or leaves a voicemail at seven three two one seven zero one five six you can also tweet us at the good news pot and follow us on Instagram too. And if you love the good news podcasts think about supporting us on our Pitron page. Most of our music is by putting bear.

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