An elephant with a bullet wound gets preliminary aid from wildlife officers
This situation occurred outside the safe zones kept for such wild elephants and animals in the country. They spotted this elephant with a bullet wound wandering outside the conserved forests. This elephant looked injured, and that’s when they saw an old bullet wound in the elephant’s front leg.
They immediately took action to take this elephant inside the conserved forests so they can track and continue to treat this elephant with the bullet wound. This elephant seems to be fine now, but they need to make sure that this bullet inside will not cause any damage in the future.
Officers took time to lure this elephant to a closed environment and sedate using anesthetics. The first part of the mission is to give injections that will help the elephant to recover. They will require more expert help in the future.
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.
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.
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