A cable wire trap caught this young elephant, and its trunk is in a terrible state as the wound it caused is deep. When field officers were alarmed by this sight, they immediately contacted a team of vets and experts to arrive to treat this elephants trunk. The trunk is one of the most important body parts of an elephant as they pretty much use it for everything they do. Without a strong and a properly functioning trunk, these elephants will not be able to survive, navigate, and eat to get through the day.
Wildlife team started the process by cleaning the wound and removing the cable as it has cut a deep wound in the trunk and on a very sensitive part of the trunk as well. The elephant is in pain, and it is struggling yet it has given these officers the chance to do the needful, only after receiving a shot anesthetics through a tranquilizer gun. Wildlife officers will decide if they will take this elephant back to a nearby facility or if they can manage to treat this wound by visiting and keeping a track on this elephant.
Officers will be on the lookout and raise the awareness level to high with local police officers to educate farmers about setting such cheap traps to harm animals. This trap might have been set for some other animal who might have been raiding farming fields at night. Local law enforcement officers will be working to punish anyone who harm wild animals with such tricks and traps.
Introduction to Elephants and the Island of Sri Lanka.
The beautiful island paradise is full of dramatic scenarios that unfold around its giant elephants every day. These giants run into may problems, including human-made and natural terrain-related accidents that lead them to certain critical situations that sometimes cost their own lives. Sri Lanka is an island nation full of Elephants that roam the streets and through village areas freely in many regions of the country.
There are several thousands of them that are taken care of by the wildlife department and the loving citizens of the island. Most educated in the country are continually fighting corruption and animal abuse. Especially to protect the treasures that elephants are to the state as Sri Lankan elephants are known as the largest and the strongest among Asian elephants.