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An elephant caught up in a land mine saved by brave army men and villagers


The war caused great harm to the island of Sri Lanka, its tourism, wildlife, economy and most importantly it caused harm to countless amounts of lives. This bloody war stretched over for three decades and was one of the most brutal ones after world war 2. We have terrorist attacks condemned by the whole world today, but back in the day, it wasn’t given with much attention as Sri Lanka is a poor nation.

The country suffered a lot and wasn’t able to develop for an extended period as many public places were bombed. Many foreign nationals refrained from coming to the country, and investment opportunities were lost.

However, this is not the only time that animals got harmed as they had to roam through places set up with mines. This situation is a challenging one to deal with as an elephant without a leg will sure have to be kept under custody and fed for life. Officers, vets, and experts arrived at the scene to help the injured elephant, but it could take multiple weeks even to see any result. 

Sri Lanka and 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 farms for water supply.

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