UPSC PRELIMS 2020: India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre 

India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre

Topic: India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre 

 Topic in Syllabus: Ecology & Environment

 

Context:

India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre

India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre is to be set up in Kottoor, Kerala.

 

Background:

  • It is being planned on the lines of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka.
  • Recently India has also opened its first water clinic for elephants suffering from arthritis, joint pain and foot ailments at a wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital, Mathura, UP.

 

Significance:

  • Rehabilitation centre is aimed at providing protection to abandoned, orphaned, injured and older elephants.
  • It is planning to give an opportunity for people to know more about elephants and will be a boon for wildlife researchers and veterinary students.
  • The rehabilitation centre is expected to have an elephant museum, mahout training center, super-specialty hospital, a retirement home and crematorium for the animals.

 

Sample Question:

Consider the following statement(s) related to the objective of Project Elephant

  1. To protect elephants, their habitat & corridors.
  2. To address issues of man-animal conflict.
  3. Welfare of domesticated elephants.

Which of the above statements are true ?

a) 1 only 

b) 2 only 

c) All of the above 

d) None the above

 

Answer: c