Wild elephant captured in Aselapura

Wild elephant captured in Aselapura

Wild elephant captured in Aselapura

Written by Staff Writer

16 Oct, 2018 | 4:20 pm

Wild elephant captured in Aselapura

Colombo (News1st): Wildlife officials have captured a wild elephant who was roaming in Aselapura last evening (October 15).

Officers stated the elephant who had been roaming around the villages of Aselapura and Welikanda was also reponsible for the deaths of four individuals.

The News1st correspondent in the area said that an operation was carried out for over three days to capture this wild elephant. Wildlife Officials from Welikanda, Ampara, Polonaruwa and Giritale took part in the operation.

Steps have been taken to relocate the elephant to the Horowpathana Elephant Sanctuary.

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