Artists from all over the world have come together to pay tribute to the pregnant elephant who tragically died when she was maliciously fed pineapple filled with firecrackers.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to see some of the most beautiful pieces of art made in her memory...
Elephants are a majestic species.
via: Getty ImagesThe largest mammal on the Asian continent, elephants are greatly respected in cultures all around Asia.
They are extremely sociable animals...
via: Getty ImagesThe Asian elephant is usually spotted in groups of around 6 or 7 females, and they are known to join other groups of elephants to form a larger group.
Elephants are an important cultural symbol...
via: Getty ImagesAnd they are very much loved and respected across the Asian continents.
They symbolize wisdom and royal power...
via: Getty ImagesAnd many religious groups worship these beautiful animals.
But, sadly, not everyone is so kind to these beautiful creatures.
via: GettyOn May 27th, a pregnant elephant in India died a slow and painful death after some people filled her pineapple chunks with firecrackers.
The explosives went off in her mouth...
via: GettyAnd they caused grievous damage to her jaw. Sadly, the elephant and her unborn calf died as a result of her injuries.
Officials say the wild elephant probably wandered out of the Silent Valley National Park in the search of food...
via: GettyAnd it is believed to have reached the Malappuram District, where the animal allegedly bit into the deadly fruit stuffed with firecrackers.
The heartbreaking story was shared on Facebook by one of the forest officers who had attempted to save her, Mohan Krishnan."She trusted everyone. When the pineapple she ate exploded, she must have been shocked not thinking about herself, but about the child, she was going to give birth to in eighteen to twenty months," Mr. Krishnan said.
Mr. Krishnan also noted how gentle the creature was.
via: Getty"She didn't harm a single human being even when she ran in searing pain in the streets of the village. She didn't crush a single home."
Since being shared onto Facebook, news of the elephant's tragic fate spread like wildfire...
via: GettyAnd thousands of people expressed their dismay and horror over the incident.
The authorities in India are now inquiring into her death...
via: GettyAnd, while the investigation is underway, people on social media have been paying tribute to the poor animal by sharing art they have made to honor her. Keep scrolling to see some of the most beautiful examples...
1. What She Saw, What You Made It.
2. As A Human, I Am Sorry.
As a human iam sorry #Elephant 😭😭 https://t.co/XlVXeobry1— Sivaji Ankipalli (@Sivaji Ankipalli)1591209732.0
3. I Am Sorry, My Baby.Artist, Uday Mohite, has portrayed the elephant standing behind barbed wire with her baby in a ball of flames inside of her. The elephant is turning and apologizing to her calf, whom she never got to meet.
4. As A Human, I Am Sorry.
As a human iam sorry #Elephant https://t.co/tm2aECzHCS— karan acharya (@karan acharya)1591179985.0
5. Mom, Where Are We Going?
Shocked to know about the inhuman incident that happened in Kerala 😢 This is my illustration to express my thought… https://t.co/YGXsNsE1fx— Artist Shubham Dogra (@Artist Shubham Dogra)1591201283.0
via: FacebookGraphic designer, Rabiul Islam, incorporated the figure of an elephant beautifully into the word "sorry".
7. Death of Humanity.
Death of humanity 💔#Elephant #EveryLifeMatters https://t.co/J94GotFUSS— Arvind Dharnia (@Arvind Dharnia)1591210243.0
8. The Angel Elephant.
9. Elephants In The Sand.
They not only killed the Mother and the baby ,, They also killed the TRUST ON HUMANS for ever Shameful… https://t.co/2apq4D3WKx— Heart Hacker (@Heart Hacker)1591252155.0
10. The Elephant Crying.
11. A Pineapple Or A Bomb?
12. We Believed You. You Betrayed Us.The title says it all.
13. The Angel Elephants.
Shame shame shame to humanity . Humanity has failed again........... Save #Elephant. #ShameOnHumanity… https://t.co/b9CqY7tGeh— Rakesh Sharma (@Rakesh Sharma)1591250482.0