It is rare to see such elephants been shot in the island of Sri Lanka where citizens and wildlife lovers take a lot of pride about protecting them every day. It is sad to hear such stories about them being put down by evil hunters and trappers that do such horrible acts like shooting them and trapping them with Hakka patas traps. These are all punishable by law and will not be tolerated.
His footage is about an elephant who was targetted by a group of individuals who are suspected to be some trophy hunters. They have managed to put this elephant down, and it was suffering for quite a while before some villagers spotted it. These villagers move into the jungle to gather herbs and rares that help them to go through the day. The wildlife officers were called as soon as they spotted this incident and they responded to this incident without delay.
The wildlife officers moved into this hard terrain cutting through the jungle in their support vehicle with all the medical supplies and food supplies. Saving an elephant in this situation will take a lot of effort as they will have to keep close contact and monitor while they treat it daily for the elephant to recover. The elephant was given with a lot of saline and antibiotics at first, but it miraculously was able to recover and get up from the sorry state.
Saving an elephant is a top priority for the department, and they will take any risk to do their job with compassion. Watch the full footage and find out about the dangerous adventures these wildlife officers take.
Elephants in Ceylon:
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.