Temperatures in India can reach freezing, and to protect the elephants from the cold, locals weave large woolen blankets.
Women from the village near the SOS Wildlife Conservation and Care Center in the city of Mathura are responsible for weaving colorful blankets for the elephants after becoming aware of how cold it is at night.
The fabrics are much more than blankets, they cover the legs, back and neck of the elephants to keep them warm.
"It is important to keep elephants protected from the intense cold during this extreme winter, because they are weak and vulnerable animals due to the mistreatment and abuse they suffered and are susceptible to diseases such as pneumonia," said Kartick Satyanarayan.
"The cold aggravates their arthritis, a problem that our rescued elephants must deal with," he continues.
The conservation center
Elephants who were rescued from suffering abuse arrive at this conservation center.
The center currently houses 20 elephants that have been rescued from illegal captivity, exploited for street begging and circuses where they were mistreated.