Dhruva Laddhu and his friend Kalyan Tamal were a few months old living in little hutches separate from their mothers and each other and fed by a mechanical milk drip before they were brought home to ISCOWP from the dairy. Now 2 ½ years later, Dhruva and Kalyan are enjoying life as protected oxen at the ISCOWP sanctuary. Dhruva has a loving relationship with Balaji, a member of the ISCOWP staff who went to the dairy to bring him home. He enjoys Balaji’s attention, especially when he shoos away the flies on his back. Dhruva reciprocates with some wet facial licks. Among the young cows and oxen, Dhruva is the most enthusiastic about treats. He absolutely cannot get enough of them. After changing pastures, he runs and kicks his heels up in joy. Dhruva is enjoying his youth far from the slaughterhouse.
ISCOWP Co-Managing Director