Rescued elephants get giant knitted sweaters

Indian conservation group Wildlife SOS has a team of knitters that could put your grandma's afghan-making skills to shame. They create these colorful knitted sweaters for elephants in their care.

Via The Dodo:

Wildlife SOS cofounder Kartick Satyanarayan told The Dodo that it took about four weeks for them to make each one. "It is important to keep our elephants protected from the bitter cold during this extreme winter, as they are weak and vulnerable having suffered so much abuse making them susceptible to ailments such as pneumonia."

Want to buy an ele-blanket so rescued elephants will stay toasty on chilly northern India nights? Wildlife SOS has them here.

People Are Knitting Giant Sweaters To Keep Rescued Elephants Cozy (the dodo)

Images: Roger Allen