Polonnaruwa is an ancient capital city of Sri Lanka, and much of its ancient ruins remain today. Polonnaruwa is surrounded by vast lands of natural beauty, massive lakes, and wildlife full of animals. Wild elephants are the biggest and the most dominant species that roam across this area, and they are highly respected and loved by the locals as well. This region is a very calm and colorful area located in the north-central province if you wish to travel and visit in the future.
This elephant was spotted by a group of herb gathers who have been on a walk around this area. This elephant was seen on the ground making noises that showed it suffering from a sickness. They immediately contacted the wildlife authorities to come to the scene so they can treat this elephant to recover swiftly. But treating and elephant is not an easy task, especially when they are in a weak state like this. These officers realized that they are in a tough situation as soon as they tried to get this elephant up on its feet when officers surrounded the elephant.
They will need to pump some energy back to this elephant before they can proceed with anything else. An elephant will always have to be on its feet as they need to keep them well balanced to stay alive in the forest without starving. Officers proceeded to provide saline and other medical supplied with the hope of getting this elephant to gain much energy as possible. Even kind villagers offered free food and vegetables for this elephant to eat.
Fact-checking Sri Lanka’s situation on 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.