Friday, June 08, 2018

Cow elephant and calf rescued in Suriyawewa

One cow elephant and a calf had been rescued from a cultivation-well in the Weliara area in Suriyawewa, Wild Life Conservation Department Officers of Hambantota said.

The cow elephant and its calf had come in search of food and had fallen into a cultivation well, J.A.P. Wijaya Kumara of Wild Life Office in Hambantota said.

“Due to unprotected cultivation wells excavated by farmers, the lives of elephants, which are coming in search of food in shrubs near villages are in danger as they face severe food crisis due to the loss of their shelters, he said.

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