Wilpattu guide bears the brunt in surprise encounter

Wilpattu guide bears the brunt in surprise encounter

Wilpattu guide bears the brunt in surprise encounter

Written by Bella Dalima

03 Sep, 2014 | 7:46 pm

A volunteer guide has been mauled by a bear at the Wilpattu National Park. The injured guide is currently being treated at the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital.

The victim of the bear attack is thirty-three-year-old Dinesh Kumara. A volunteer guide at the Wilpattu National Park, Dinesh had entered the park on tuesday evening, accompanied by a wildlife officer. Their purpose was to apprehend poachers.

However, the duo unexpectedly came face to face with a bear which proceeded to attack Dinesh. He has suffered injuries to his hand and leg.

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