Hunting wild animals which are guarded in conserved zones is a crime and is a punishable offense. It is still unknown about the people who shot this elephant, or if it was shown by a trap placed to hunt wild boars or other wild animals that raid crops near farming villages.
Villagers spotted this elephant and quickly informed the wildlife authorities to come and save this elephant. Everyone gathered around and used heavy duty ropes to drag this elephant back to the land as it was drowning. ELephants are known to move towards the water when they are in trouble as it helps them to keep their bodies cool and to float sometimes.
Many other villagers also brought food for this elephant to eat. Officers spotted the bullet wound, which seems to be a critical case and is still bleeding with no idea about the amount of blood this elephant lost. This is a long operation that will take weeks to get this elephant back on the track, and we wish to share the footages as we receive them.
More on Elephants:
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 in the country are continually fighting corruption, and animal abuse, especially towards 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.