Polonnaruwa is an ancient capital of the old ages of Ceylon when kings ruled the country and build many tanks and reservoirs. Parakrama Samudraya and Minneria Wewa are two massive tanks built during ancient Sri Lankan civilizational era. The engineering and the amount of work used to be successful in creating such massive tanks cannot be compared to what we can achieve with the advancement of technologies. All the farming villages have their irrigation system linked to this magnificent tank that also helps all other wild animals to drink and bath without any human hindrances.
This young adult elephant has been sick and starving for days before it was discovered by a group of villagers in the area. A major village rescue operation was called to action in order to help this elephant survive until wildlife officers get to the site.
Everyone in the village were selfless with helping the elephant. They brought in their food and walked miles to bring water for this elephant before tractors, and other small water bowsers moved in. They made sure that this elephant got enough water to drink and also made its body cool down under the burning sun. This muddy environment gave so much comfort for this elephant as it had to wait for the wildlife officers to arrive at the site.
The wildlife department and officers wasted no time, and they arrived with all the medicine and facilities required to give elephant another chance to stand up and walk again. They called in support and locals were happy to help with whatever the supporting and farming vehicles they had. This elephant got all the medicine it needed to recover while villagers and the wildlife department kept on bringing food for it to regain strength from. The initial attempt failed as it did not have enough strength, but it was able to stand up again after a few days of feeding.
The history and the situation of the island of elephants right now.
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.