#1 – Mia discovers that boarding a rescue truck is less scary when you’ve already made a new friend.
#2 – Sita dangles her trunk over the side both to get snacks and to wave at people she passes.
#3 – During a pit stop, both girls find out that mud baths are everything they hoped they’d be and more.
#4 – Mia gets some TLC for her feet, even before she arrives at the rescue center.
#5 – Our team stops at a sugarcane factory to pick up snacks for the VIPs (very important passengers).
#6 – Her multi-day journey finally over, Mia walks off the vehicle and into her new life at our rescue center.
#7 – After five decades tethered in the circus, Mia and Sita walk free as they explore their new home.
#8 – Mia looks happy, even seems to wave to the camera, on her first day of freedom.
#9 – Sita wastes no time taking her first dip in the pool. Although she is now over 50, we believe this was her first time ever getting to swim.
#10 – Shortly after arriving at the rescue center, Mia lies down and goes into a deep sleep. While we don’t know exactly when Mia was last allowed to do this, it’s clear that this is something she has needed for a long time. Sweet dreams, sweet Mia. You’re safe now.