Polonnaruwa is a city that represents the historic and thriving civilization that Sri Lanka has been over the past centuries. Parakrama Samudraya and Minneria Wewa are two massive tanks built during ancient Sri Lankan civilizational era. The engineering and the amount of work used to be successful in creating such massive tanks cannot be compared to what we can achieve with the advancement of technologies.
After several centuries, surrounding areas of these tanks have been transformed to national parks and conserved zones kept for wilderness and its inhabitants. These areas are full of green covering the blue tanks that provide water to many wild animals that roam across the region. Elephants are the most prominent and most commanding visitors these water sources get as they continuously look towards other water sources which are beyond their reach at the moment.
These elephant sare regarded as a national treasure and are the key to success to many regions that depend on tourism. The government already initiated many programs to educate farming villages on about safe and better ways to keep wild animals out without harming them. The government also permanently deployed wildlife expert teams to be on the lookout for troublesome situations that may escalate human and elephant conflicts to a new level. Luckily in many places like in the video, these elephants are kept safe and well guarded with strict access only to decent tourists to experience the freshness of nature.
Who are these Sri Lankan Elephants, and why are they so important?
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.