There are several thousands of elephants in the island of Sri Lanka. It is very common to receive calls about injured wild elephants in rural regions, especially in Anuradhapurand Polonnaruwa, which are known as ancient capitals of ancient Sri Lanka. This young elephant is injured and has made its presence noticeable to everyone in the vicinity. A group of farmers discovered this elephant with a leg injury, and immediately contacted the wildlife department. The department officers were luckily in the Polonnaruwa area and were able to arrive at this location swiftly.
Wildlife officers have to approach this young elephant carefully as they are known to be the most aggressive ones compared to even the most mature and old ones. They sneaked behind its back and used anesthetics to keep it calm and get a good window of opportunity to proceed with all the treatments they can provide.
This wound and its cause are still to be determined, and it is believed that this elephant has had a fall from a very fight place and to land on its bum finally. Officers and expert vets will be conducting a search operation around the area to find slopes and possible wells and pits that can harm these giants in the region.
Watch the full video and find out how they managed to pull this medical operation off with success. This shows how much they are committed to saving and helping these wild elephants in the region. Sri Lanka considers every single animal in its country as a national treasure, and these officers are well aware of rescue missions on other animals as well.
When such young elephants are injured and when they are in
Sri Lankan elephants and the drama behind the isle:
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.