He is known as "Kaziranga's Pride." But at the world-famous national park in Assam, Joyraj is quietly slipping away. Vets who are treating him say the 72-year-old has just weeks to live. They conduct daily medical check-up and prescribe medicines to help him overcome weakness.
Newsy (July 7, 2014) The elephant had reportedly been held captive by a drug dealer in India before he was freed by wildlife charity group Wildlife SOS UK on Thursday.
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