This Elephant Shed Tears When He Was Freed from Chains. Meet the Team That Rescued Him. Aparna Menon March 3, 2016 Conservation, Nature, Wildlife Raju the elephant had never experienced life without chains till Wildlife SOS rescued him. When the spiked shackles were cut from his legs, the relief brought tears to his eyes. Read more about his ordeals and how this small but dedicated team rescued him.