Minneriya National Park is a national park in the North Central Province of the island of Sri Lanka. This park is one of the most conserved areas in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Minneriya tank is a reservoir built by the great King Mahasena during the islands ancient times. He ordered a dam build across the Minneriya River, which made the lake. This lake covers over few thousands of acres in the area as it provides water for all lives and habitats in the area.
Elephants in the region love this tank, and they often swim around this tank with the herd. These types of large herds of elephants can be seen around the country all the time if you visit any national park or a conservation zone kept for wild animals. Many young elephants are playful and active with the idea of roaming across the regions.
Elderly elephants of the herd seem to be busy with eating all the green they can. Several dozen baby elephants are in large herds, but you can always see them being so playful and hasty, running across the fields chasing birds. These baby elephants are known to be the most aggressive out of all the elephants on the island. Take a brief moment and enjoy this amazing footage about spotting elephants.
The island of elephants: Sri Lanka
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 loved by most of the island’s inhabitants. 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.
They tried to drag this elephant out of the muddy pit using their strength, and they couldn’t go far. That is when they contacted a villager with a tractor to help get this elephant out of this challenging situation.
However, around farming villages where elephants raid crops, many conflicts 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.