Horowpathana elephant holding grounds is a place kept for rogue elephants who are known to invade villagers and raid crops in the region. These rogue elephants and aggressive herds are kept here for their own safety and also for the protection of the villagers who live by farming in the edge of such jungles and unsafe zones.
Sri Lanka is increasingly developing more projects to conserve wildlife and especially to build places for elephants to live in peace without being harmed by hunters, farmers, and traps kept for animals that raid crops. However, trapping any sort of animal is considered a crime in the island.
These two giants are spotted outside their relevant herd, where they seek more friendship among humans who work in this particular place. These elephants are building a less aggressive nature this way not to attack humans on sight. The wildlife department and their officers arrive at this location on a scheduled basis to provide medical care and routine medical checks to keep them healthy and strong.
Watch the full footage and let us know about your thoughts on these elephants. Even with a small budget as a third world country, the island of Sri Lanka is doing a hard job to keep most of its elephants safe within conserved zones. There are several thousands of these elephants on the island, and it is an arduous task to handle everyone.
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.