Farmers are extremely careful about their farmlands as they close in for the ripe season. They set up various kinds of traps to catch and punish wild animals that seek to raid their farmlands. Some of those methods used are Hakka Patas Traps and cable wire traps that cause deadly injuries to any animal if they are caught.
These cable wire traps are set using strong cables with a bait to catch small wild animals. Unfortunately, these elephants get caught with such traps, and they manage to break away with their powerful force by injuring themselves. These cable wires then get attached to their wounds for a long time until they start to create horrific injuries which infect their whole legs.
A group of wildlife officers was informed by kind villagers when they spotted this elephant in pain. It was seen limping around with a cable stuck in its leg. They wasted no time behind and arrived at the scene to treat this elephant before it moves towards the jungle that will create a much harder scenario for these officers. Watch this complete video that was recorded at night. This shows much risk these officers take when it comes to saving these precious elephant lives that must be preserved for our future generations to see.
What is going on in the island of Sri Lanka with all these elephants roaming around?
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.