Sri Lankan elephants are known to be the largest and the strongest among Asian elephants and in the region. There are several thousands of elephants in the island of Sri Lanka and with them being properly looked after by the country and its citizens. But, sometimes, there are some dangerous elephants that roam freely and alone to invade villages outside the safe forests and national parks kept for them. This particular elephant has wandered far away from its natural habitat for several times, and the villagers have managed to chase it back in several occasions over the past.
This time the villagers have decided to take this elephant back to a different and a much safer location in a far region for the safety of the villagers and the elephant itself. To move a giant that eights several tons, they need to plan a special mission and use a particular truck made for this purpose. The wildlife department and its experts know the ways towards dealing with such giants and luring them back to trucks without them having any idea. The wildlife department and a special team arrived with their custom-made truck that can transport a giant elephant. They also received a lot of support from the locals in the area and even heavy vehicles to support this mission.
An average Asian elephant weighs in above 5400 kilograms. What is your personal best with lifting? Can you imagine loading a giant elephant that weighs a few tons and guiding a wild one towards a truck that looks like a trap to his eyes? Watch the video and find out how they managed to complete this mission.
The Island of Elephants: 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.