This video footage was captured in Polonnaruwa, an ancient capital city of Sri Lanka, which is covered by greenery all around. This area got several pits, and natural wells, which are also used for water supply for farming purposes carried out by villagers in the area. The area is also full of green grasslands and dark green forests that is known as a safe haven for these giants all around.
A team of vets from the wildlife department entered this area as a part of their routine medical mission to make sure these elephants are vaccinated. During this mission, a baby and its mother escaped and moved further away from this herd as they didn’t want to be a part of this mission. They moved several miles to the north, thinking they could have sneaked out. But little did they know about the teams’ ability to track them down even though this difficult terrain to make sure they are vaccinated.
The team positioned themself carefully to chase them back towards the herd. They wrapped around and prepared to shoot them with the darts filled with medicine. As soon as they shot them with medicinal darts, they ran the other way towards the herd and their path. Unifying them again with the main herd will increase their chances of survival in the wilderness and prevent them from moving towards human villages in the area.
Read more about our beloved Elephants in the Island of 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.