India, April 14 -- Lakshmi, one of Delhi's two remaining elephants, will finally have a home in the wild. She will be shifted to the first wildlife rescue-cum-rehabilitation centre, which will be developed by the Delhi government's forest department, at the Asola wildlife sanctuary in South Delhi to house injured or sick animals.

The national capital does not have any infrastructure in place for housing rescued animals or for providing them medical care and has so far been relying on non-government organisations to take care of them.

Forty-one-year-old Lakshmi was diagnosed with herpes, a zoonotic viral disease, in February 2018. She will soon be shifted to a new enclosure that will be built for her. Four of the city's six elephants hav...