Wild elephant threat on the rise

Wild elephant threat on the rise

Wild elephant threat on the rise

Written by Staff Writer

06 Nov, 2018 | 4:08 pm

Colombo (News1st): Residents of Dambulla and Ampara charge that the number of wild elephants roaming in search of food and water has increased in the recent past.

A wild elephant which was roaming in Meegasweva, Dambulla causing inconveniences to the villagers has been captured by the wildlife officials. The News1st correspondent stated that during the past few days the wild elephant had damaged several houses, shops and crops.

The captured wild elephant has been relocated to safer grounds.

Meanwhile, another wild elephant in Karangawa, Ampara was captured by wildlife officials this morning (November 06). This was following complaints made by the residents of the area. According to a wildlife official, the wild elephant will be transferred to the Horowpathana elephant conservation center.

Further, a baby elephant which trapped inside a well in Thanthirimale, Anuradhapura was rescued by wildlife officials yesterday (November 05).

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