Elephants in the island of Sri Lanka got no boundaries on where they can travel in many rural regions. These giants are always up for an adventure to seek the world outside their safe zones and to claim new water sources. They move through miles of difficult terrain, jungles, grasslands, and swims across canals to fulfill the urge to walk towards uncharted territories in their minds.
Wildlife medical officers conduct routine medical missions to search and treat elephants in such rural regions. They are always prepared to do any sort of treatment and are also ready to call in heavy support to transport elephants towards safe areas and their treatment facilities. However, they spotted this elephant with an internal wound in its leg, and it seems to be a problematic case for these officers to handle. They must provide some relief and assess the situation in order to provide further medical support for it to recover. A broken bone is a nightmare and is the most challenging case to handle. Elephant’s limbs are always in use, and there is no way to get an elephant to sit in one location until a bone gets repaired.
These experts took this visit as a preliminary round to start this elephant’s treatments. They are about to commence a long term mission that will span across several weeks as they will have to visit this elephant several times. Considerations are there to relocate this elephant back to one of their holding grounds to have easy access during its recovery. Watch this complete video and let us know about your thoughts on such individuals that are committed to helping and saving these giants from all sorts of situations.
Understanding the situation of Elephants in Sri Lanka:
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 people in the country continually fights 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.