This young adult elephant has been sick and starving for days before it was discovered by a group of villagers in the area. A major village rescue operation was called to action in order to help this elephant survive until wildlife officers get to the site. Once they got to the site, they saw a weak elephant with no will left to live. Even the locals said that this elephant might not even survive two days at this condition.
This elephant has wandered miles away from its natural habitat and deep into human farming villages. It is suspected that this elephant has been eating from junk pits in the area and has gotten itself sick due to being poisoned by junk and plastic.
Everyone in the village were selfless with helping the elephant. They brought in their food and walked miles to bring water for this elephant before tractors, and other small water bowsers moved in. They made sure that this elephant got enough water to drink and also made its body cool down under the burning sun. This muddy environment gave so much comfort for this elephant as it had to wait for the wildlife officers to arrive at the site.
The wildlife department officers and vets initiated their mission to save this elephant with all the medical supplies they got and will carry on this operation until it is able to walk again. They called in support, and locals were happy to help with whatever the supporting and farming vehicles they had. Their first goal is to get this elephant to regain its strength to at least stand up on its own feet. Watch the full footage and follow on to see its progress in the future.
Sri Lanka, the island of elephants.
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.