Final moments of an Elephant that met an Iron Giant (Humans didn’t give up)
Wildlife officers received yet another bad news about an elephant that met with a train accident. Tusker elephant population has been stable on the island thanks to many preservation and conservation efforts for wild animals. Saving this elephant is a top priority job for the wildlife department. It is a difficult task for the vets since a train knocked him down.
Saving an elephant from a train accident – Unlike humans moving them to hospitals to proceed with operations aren’t possible in rural areas with elephants that are difficult to handle. It is difficult to move them around, especially when they are down and weighs over 2500 KGs to 5500 KGs.
The officers got plenty of water to wash this elephant and made a little muddy area to keep the elephant comfortable in the area. So they managed to get a large rope to take this elephant to a much better location on the muddy slope.
Unfortunately, this elephant did not survive, as internal bleeding and injuries have been very serious. These kinds of accidents are entirely preventable, and officials who should be responsible for these issues will be held accountable. 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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