Wildlife SOS founder Kartick Satyanarayan said that the team were astounded to see tears roll down his face when he was rescued. He added: “The chains around his legs had spikes, which were cutting into his flesh, and each time he moved pus would ooze out of wounds. Pain and brutality were all he knew.”
Raju has now received emergency medical attention to his wounds, and has been fed and bathed.
Now that Raju has been rescued, Wildlife SOS has launched a campaign to raise £10,000 to help him start a new life with his adoptive family in a new enclosure.