Thursday, December 28, 2017

Elephant and calf rescued after falling into ditch near Mattala Airport

An elephant and her calf who had fallen into a unprotected ditch in front of the Mattala International Airport was rescued today (8) by wildlife officers. The two animals were rescued after an operation lasting over two ours by officers from the Department of Wildlife Conservation's (DWC) Hambantota Office and the Udawalawa Elephant Transit Home.

Wildlife officers said they had rescued three elephant calves from Hambantota District this year after they fell into ditches.

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