This is a small story and a video that explains the very meaning of the word compassion. This young elephant is extremely sick and has been suffering for some days until it was discovered by a group of farmers who reported this incident. These farmers didn’t waste a moment trying to be heroes and immediately contacted the wildlife department of Sri Lanka.
When officers assessed this situation, they knew that this will not be a short operation and decided to provide immiediate medical assitance first. Then they proceeded to set a small cmap around and make some shade for this elephant to block direct sunlight and heat. This is vital as elpehants need to keep themselves cool all the time and thats why they tend to move towards water sources most of the time as they also require alot of water to drink.
The villagers around offered alot of help in this scenario and came with food and water for this elephant. The young kids took the chance to walk from home in rounds to bring fresh water. This is an example on how humans can help the nature and vulnerable. If we can show the same level of compassion we can et together to save the entire elephant population without letting them reduce their numbers.
What is happening with the thousands of elephants in the island of 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 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.