It is very difficult to control young elephants as they are completely focused on being playful and adventurous. They swometiems wander alone and away from herds when they are inside forrests and expecially at night. They are naturally very agressive towards humans as well and would chase down anyone even after beign saved.
This young elpehant however met with anun unfortunate accident with a train as it got knocked down. But this elephant was fortunate enough to survive only with a broken leg. This incident was quikcly rpeorted back to the wildlife officers and they arrived with more help than they could ask for. With enough people they were able to life this baby eklephant and take it back to a secure location so they can transport it to their facility where they hold injured animals for treatments.
Villagers helped these brave and kind officers with food supplies and guidance through the difficult terrain to reach this place. Then they lifted this baby elephant and carried to an intermmediate location where they can easily load this lepehant to a vehcile they can use to transport this elephant with. These officers will take care of this elephant and protect all day and night inside their camp so it will be able to reocver soon. It will take time but progress will be made so this elephant can walk again to join its herd and survive the jungle and grasslands in dificult terrtains.
What is going on with Sri Lankan elephants?
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.