New Short Film Shows Bond Between Caregiver and Elephant

New Short Film Shows Bond Between Caregiver and Elephant

In Mathura, at the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre, a profound and touching relationship has been beautifully captured in a new short film titled ‘My Sweet Paro’.

Produced by Wildlife SOS, the film portrays the extraordinary bond between Suzy, a 74-year-old blind elephant, and her devoted caregiver, Baburam.

Suzy, one of India’s oldest elephants in rescued care, has spent the last nine years at the sanctuary after being saved from a circus in Andhra Pradesh in 2015.

The film follows Suzy’s journey to recovery and her deepening bond with Baburam, who has dedicated over 50 years of his life to caring for elephants.

He lovingly refers to Suzy as ‘Paro’, and their story is a testament to the healing power of compassion and companionship.

The serene visuals of the sanctuary, paired with intimate moments between Suzy and Baburam, offer viewers a glimpse into their peaceful life together. Baburam’s nurturing care and unwavering dedication highlight how love and kindness can mend even the deepest wounds.

His heartfelt narrative invites us to reflect on our own capacities for empathy and connection, transcending the barriers between species. Kartick Satyanarayan, Co-founder and CEO of Wildlife SOS, describes the film as “a window into the soul of the largest land animal to walk the planet, the elephant.”

He emphasizes that the documentary poignantly captures the impact of kindness in healing and forging friendships.

‘My Sweet Paro’ is more than a film; it’s a celebration of the enduring bond between an elephant and her caregiver, reminding us all of the incredible power of love and care.

This article by Trinity Sparke was first published by One Green Planet on 1 June 2024. Image Credit :Manoj Kumar Tuteja/Shutterstock.

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