Do you know that, like the human being, elephants can also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? These sensitive souls need comfort rather than tragedy. Although they’ve been released from abusive situations and have found safety at the sanctuaries, they may show symptoms of PTSD long after.
Therefore, when you have the chance to get close to these beautiful creatures, show them your love. Touch their skin, pat their trunks, fondle their ears, and have fun with them, have them wrap their trunks around you for a nice cuddle and help them to release their long lasting memories of pain and suffering.
Let them drink waters is also another way to make friends with them. Let’s watch and see how you can do that.
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