It is bad news to hear such loving young baby elephants like this being separated from their mothers and herds every day. There are several thousands of elephants around the island, and they migrate from area to area regularly making it hard to document and spot their relevant herds. They end up wandering alone or chasing other small animals for fun to be finally get separated from the herd. This has been the case with many curious young elephants that are too playful to around their parents.
When the wildlife department receives a call regarding elephants, they act fast to make sure they are safe and are away from human predators seeking to capture them. When they save such young elephants, they provide food and shelter until they come up with the plan to find their family or take them to a place like an elephant orphanage home where plenty of young elephants roam in a massive secure area with no danger or difficulty.
Introduce a baby elephant into a strange herd is a difficult task, as they might risk that baby elephant’s life. So they take them to a familiar sized young elephant group under their watch. These baby elephants will receive much-needed care as such places are directly funded by people who visit to care for them. They receive plenty of milk and food to be healthy as well.
We recently released footage of them being happy with wildlife officers around them. These wildlife officers are very passionate about their duties and even as humans to keep these lovable elephants safe. They often take these elephants out for long walks and to the lakeside for a good shower. Hopefully, the hardworking officers will be able to spot and find the familiar herd these baby elephants belong to so they can return to a normal life. These elephants do have family bonds as we do, and it is a sad thing to see them being left behind sometimes.
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.
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