The menace at the famous Z D canal dates back to the old days when video cameras with colors came out. This is very early footage of such an attempt made to save an elephant out from the canal as soon as possible. In this scenario, all the villagers intervened to help with the little they had.
Now don’t get these people wrong here, Sri Lanka does have a lot of forests, grasslands reserved for animals. Would you blame other people when some animal walks miles off their habitat to a city and gets stuck somewhere? No right. These canal projects are now further improved with large stairs for even elephants to climb off as previously it had no large stairs for such animals to climb off.
The wildlife department officers arrived at the scene as soon as villagers contacted them, and they came with the necessary equipment to contain this elephant’s aggression in the canal that might make things far worse. The officers will now have to call for heavy vehicle support and to dig a side of the canal for this elephant to climb out. This plan will take some time, but, in the meantime, villagers all gathered to give food and provide some comfort for this elephant. This elephant was seen chilling in the canal despite being trapped with no way to climb out.
Sri Lanka and 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.
They tried to drag this elephant out of the muddy pit using their own strength, and they couldn’t go far. That is when they contacted a villager with a tractor to lend them some help to get this elephant out of this challenging situation.
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.