We have previously reported countless amounts of conflicts and videos about injuries to these amazing giants that roam across the small island. This video is about a special elephant in Polonnaruwa, a young one who regularly visits the conserved forest border to greet and eat from farmers nearby.
This playful elephant has been visiting these villagers for a while and is completely addicted to humans who greet with love. It was all okay for this elephant until wildlife officers showed up, and it even took a while for this elephant to recognize as some of them are new recruits. Yes, elephants do have a good memory, and soon as it identified, this elephant tried to escape the team of officers because it knows what’s coming: medical treatments.
Officers gave some anesthetics using a tranquilizer gun and were able to calm this elephant to a level where these officers can get close to. They were able to do the needful as this elephant will be roaming the difficult terrains, which also includes a whole lot of natural threats to this elephant. These medical procedures will ensure that this elephant will be resilient towards diseases and conditions it may be exposed to in the jungle. Watch the full footage and let us know about your thoughts on taking care of these elephants in a routine manner. The elephant population needs to be saved, and the number of growth should be turned into a positive one in the near future to save them from the endangered list of animals.
Read more about our beloved elephants in Sri Lanka:
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 people in the country continually fights corruption and animal abuse. Especially they continue their resolve to show how imprtant 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.