Elephant stabbed 20 – 30 times by a tusker being saved by Sri Lankan Officers
It is rare to see such incidents among elephants in the island, but this elephant was stabbed over 20 times by a rampaging tusker. It could be due to spread its dominance over a herd even ahead of the matriarch.
This elephant is in pain and is almost out of energy to even stand up. Officers are trying their best to get this elephant back up. This elephant has been injured and stabbed like this for a long time and is still alive. Officers think that stabbings from the tusker have missed its vital organs of critical spots.
This is not an easy task as these officers will have to spend a lot of time feeding the elephant to recover its own strength. The elephant needs to be cooled down, and the officers started pouring water to address this issue.
Elephants need to cool, and they do that through flapping their ears like fans. Heat-releasing blood vessels aren’t the only useful function of an elephant’s ears. Even one of his ears has been shot.
Officers are treating this elephant with all they have and will take weeks and more progress reports to have a look at its state if the elephant survives. But unfortunately, this elephant did not survive as some internal wounds cannot be determined and treated that easily like to a human being. This is one main reason why identified tuskers are kept away from the elephant herds as they are sometimes known as a treat for the other elephants.
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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