It is estimated that deforestation has already halved the Sumatran elephant population within one generation. With the disappearance of the forests, elephants are increasingly resorting to feeding in fields and plantations, and villagers found Raja apparently abandoned in their palm oil plantation. Having suffered from loss of crops to elephants, they captured him in the hope of holding him to ransom for some compensation.
He strains against his chains, waving his little trunk for food and reassurance. He is bellowing in desperation for his mother
2 pictures above shows Raju and his ex-owner
Raju and villagers in North Aceh
Raju and Agam
Raju and his personal keeper on PLG
Raju drinking soy milk
Raju in his small temporary home
Raju and Agam together
Raju was sleeping peacefully
So sad but true, yesterday ( 22/07/13), Raju couldn't fight much longer. His critical diarrhea makes him gives up and leave a beautiful memory for all whose support him to fight.
u've already gave the best, Raju :')
The social campaign & garage sale activities which used to help raju therapy was still running to this day. Donations and all contributions still raised for helping the sustainability of Sumatran Elephant conservation.
Goodbye Raja... Goodbye Raju... u'll always be in our heart. If you guys miss us, give us your prettiest smile from up there.
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