This giant was shot by unknown individuals who are suspected to be a group of trophy hunters that pays a lot to some corrupt officials or villagers around the region to gain easy access to the conserved zones. These people are uneducated and have no compassion towards animals and their lives. These evil individuals are only after trophies or just wildly shooting at animals for fun. Officers were able to reach this elephant before this elephant lost its strength to stay up, and its good news. Villagers were supportive at the beginning to provide much-needed food supplies, and they are on the way.
Time is everything when you sedate an elephant. Officers are already set to start treatments with essential medicine and vaccines required to sedate and treat the giant who is in pain. Officers first used the tranquilizer gun with anesthetics to sedate the elephant. It will take a while for this elephant to calm down. Officers kept the elephant calm and started their treatments during the short window frame available for them to inspect and treat for the time being.
This rescue operation will span across several weeks, and they will have to stay up and monitor this elephant with the help of the villagers around Somawathiya National Park. Watch the full footage and let us know about your thoughts on using anesthetics on this elephant, and how they moved with the initial operation overall. These risky moves can always cost a life as they try to save these precious lives of nature. Also, express your opinions about trophy hunters and the current situation around the world about hunting elephants at this scale. Luckily the hunters in this scenario failed.
What’s with the elephants in Sri Lanka?
On the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, Elephants roam the streets and through village areas freely in many regions of the country. The small island nation is full of elephants that are loved by most of the inhabitants of the island. Most educated people in the country continually fight corruption and animal abuse. Especially they continue their resolve to show how important the treasures that elephants are to the state as Sri Lankan elephants are known as the largest and the strongest among Asian elephants.
However, around farming villages where elephants raid crops, many conflicts are happening that have caused casualties to both sides. They have set a lot of fences and electric fences with barriers around many villages and farmlands around national parks and many massive forest reserves. These elephants often run into traps and wells placed along with farms for water supply.
We humbly invite you to join us with a journey full of love and help to our treasured wild elephants in the paradise island of Sri Lanka.