On Friday, they arrived at the place where they can be truly free of chains.
Both elephants suffer from health problems stemming from being chained up all day. Long stretches of time went by when they couldn't even sleep lying down - sometimes a whole year passed without a full rest.
But now Sita has entered a cooling pool of water for the very first time.
Meanwhile, Mia finally could lie down to rest.
"Mia and Sita seem so much happier already," Kartick Satyanarayan, co-founder of Wildlife SOS, said in a press release. "It's almost like they sense they are going to get a happier life where they will not be forced to perform in circuses anymore - a life where their aching and painful joints will get the rest and the care they deserve."