This is not about keeping this baby elephant captive, and it’s about keeping them safe and taking care of them till their relevant herds are found, or they are old and strong enough to survive the wild.
In Sri Lanka, so many baby elephants get lost like this daily as they get separated from their parents every day. These playful elephants need to be then kept safe from so many predators out there in the jungle, including humans who are on the wrong side.
This baby is left behind by its herd and mom, and the herd has fled the area in a rush. Locals in this area heard the loud cries of this baby and managed to save it from hunger, and they also immediately notified the wildlife department about this elephant. These officers wasted no time and arrived at the scene within a few hours. They immediately started all the necessary medical procedures, and they were happy to see it stand up to be strong. Later these officers took this baby elephant back to one of their facilities where they will hold this baby elephant. It is still young and is in shock after the station. The baby elephant is hungry, and it cannot wait until its food arrives at the small cell its been held in.
Officers will have to go through a large list of documented elephants and send many surveillance crews to find these parents so they will get to reunite. If not, these elephants will be taken to a particular place that is prepared for elephants who need parenting. Those places have large grounds and forest areas with natural waters ways to enjoy and live like in the forest. But they will be taken care of completely, monitored daily, and provided with milk every day.
Sri Lankan Wild Elephants and the situation:
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.