Yuzvendra Chahal    IANS
Yuzvendra Chahal IANS

Indian cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal on Wednesday visited the elephant rescue centre and the sloth bear facility to promote awareness about wildlife in India.

Yuzvendra learnt about the past story of Maya, Phoolkali and Laxmi among the 20 elephants under rehabilitation at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre and interacted with elephant keepers and veterinarians.

Rescued from illegal captivity and circuses where they were ill-treated and subjected to cruelty, these gentle giants now live a life of freedom and receive expert veterinary care and treatment, a media statement said.

The cricketer also visited the Agra Bear Rescue Facility run by Wildlife SOS that is home to rehabilitated sloth bears that were once a part of the centuries-old dancing bear trade.

Yuzvendra said: “It was a pleasure to visit the Wildlife SOS Rescue Centres. The efforts they are putting in to help these animals is really touching. I definitely hope to visit the bears and elephants again.”