A usual day for these officers starts with them traveling on their SUV’s with all the medical supplies for both routine check-ups and emergency rescue operations they come across. You never know when you will come across an elephant that is in a dire situation that could need saving at that very moment.
These expert vets and wildlife officers know how life-threatening these confrontations are as they try to treat these wild giants by using modern methods that allow them to get closer. One approach is to use the tranquilizer gun to either shoot them with medical vaccine shots or to sedate them.
Sedating them will enable these officers to get closer to path any wound or perform medical checks during a short window of time before these elephants would regain consciousness and strength.
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 with farms for water supply.