"A pedicure for a beautiful girl no matter what size!" wrote RESQ Charitable Trust, the organization taking care of Lakhi until she can be moved to her new home.
An Indian court handed Lakhi over to her rescuers when it became apparent she would be forced to work in a film. "The court has taken cognizance of the extreme cruelty meted out to Lakhi and her poor medical condition caused by years of torture and pain," the People for Animals chair Tanvi Kulkarni told The Times. "I am happy to see that she is finally getting justice and she will live in the company of other elephants in a completely natural environment."
Lakhi will soon embark on an 800-mile trip to the Elephant Conservation and Care Center, joining pachyderms like "weeping elephant" Raju.
Visit Wildlife SOS to help with the rehabilitation of Lakhi and other elephants like her.