One of the most famous residents is 15-year-old Sunder, whom the Indian Supreme Court in 2014 freed from a temple after he was chained and abused there. Now, Sunder is enjoying his new life, along with a herd of 14 other elephants.
"With the freedom to engage in natural behavior within a large open space to call their own, Sunder and his new family have the opportunity to thrive," PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk said in a release. "We hope the sanctuary will act as a model for elephant sanctuaries throughout Asia."
Watch Sunder enjoy his newfound freedom at the sanctuary: