Wildlife officers probe death of elephant by shooting

Wildlife officers probe death of elephant by shooting

Wildlife officers probe death of elephant by shooting

Written by Staff Writer

28 Jun, 2020 | 9:02 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Wildlife officers have launched a probe into the death of an elephant that was shot dead in Ambanpola recently.

There were two gun shot wounds — on the shoulder and the head — on the elephant identified as a 25-year old, wildlife officers said on Sunday.

The carcass of the animal was discovered from the forest reserve of the Inginimitiya tank in Ambanpola.

A postmortem examination will be conducted on Monday by Isuru Hewakottage, the veterinarian of the Nikaweratiya zone.

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