Injured elephants are seen everywhere around the island as these adventurous giants have no limits and boundaries in some areas of the island. This is a situation that happened near a farming villager along a boundary next to a conserved zone kept for elephants and many other wild animals in the region.
A group of villagers near a farming villager spotted this giant elephant being very slow and making loud noises that showed some pain. They immediately contacted the Sri Lankan wildlife department to come and help this elephant with the situation and for it to get better. The officers and the team wasted no time and immediately went to the location to treat the elephant with vaccinations and al the medicine.
This elephant is injured, and its back leg shows some heavy muscle tearing and bruises. Officers fear that it could be a broken leg, but first, they need to vaccinate this elephant and provide preliminary medication for this elephant to be calm.
Watch how they adapt to the environment and improvise to treat this elpehant during this serious situation that involves risks to the lives of the people in the team. They used their brains and was very smart during the whole mission and their approaches. Watch and see the full footage here.
More on Elephants:
In 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 in the country are continually fighting corruption and animal abuse especially towards 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.