Misery of zoo elephants amid searing heat

  • A shackled elephant is kept outside a shed at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A shackled elephant is kept outside a shed at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The shackled elephants at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur have a limited amount of water for them. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The shackled elephants at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur have a limited amount of water for them. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A shackled elephant inside the shed sprays water on itself with its trunk as it tries to cool itself off amid hot spring weather at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A shackled elephant inside the shed sprays water on itself with its trunk as it tries to cool itself off amid hot spring weather at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A shackled elephant outside the shed sprays water on itself with its trunk as it tries to cool itself off amid hot spring weather at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A shackled elephant outside the shed sprays water on itself with its trunk as it tries to cool itself off amid hot spring weather at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Amid hot weather, a shackled elephant outside the shed has no choice but to stay in the sunlight at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Amid hot weather, a shackled elephant outside the shed has no choice but to stay in the sunlight at the National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi