Circus Elephant Collapses With Joy When She Finds Out She Is Finally Free

By Lakeisha Ethans

Mia and Sia spent 50 years living in captivity – in chains at a circus. Most reasonable people would know that forcing an animal to live in chains is cruel, imagine living in chains for half of century! Being chained up for so long meant that Mia and Sia’s feet were in bad shape.

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Image Credit: Wildlife S.O.S. / Facebook

Sia also had a fracture that hadn’t healed properly, and she couldn’t lay down to rest.

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Wildlife S.O.S. shared their amazing rescue story on Facebook. The group said that Sia hasn’t been able to lay down and sleep for at least a year!

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Part of the therapy that both Mia and Sia will get will be swimming, exercise on soft surfaces, warm foot soaks, medications, and a special diet.

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Mia and Sia made a 1,200-mile journey to their new home at the Elephant Conservation and Care Center located in Mathura.

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Here is an image of Sia getting into the water on her first day at the sanctuary, it is likely that she hasn’t gone swimming – ever!

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Mia decided to lay down, probably the first time she has been able to truly relax.

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Wildlife S.O.S. said Mia took a nice long nap! Mia and Sia enjoyed being able to roam and explore. Here we see them taking a dust bath together!

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At the sanctuary, they have many new elephant friends, and they get healthy treats!

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It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Mia and Sia are much happier now! No animal should live their lives chained up for the sake of entertainment.

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