Four baby ele­phants that strayed into hu­man habi­tats saved

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY W.A. PIYATILLAKE

Four baby ele­phants that strayed away from the herd and roamed into hu­man habi­tats had been cap­tured and handed over to the Girithale Wildlife Vet­eri­nary Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment and care un­til they were handed over to the Udawalawa Ele­phant Tran­sit Home.

A se­nior of­fi­cial of the Vet­eri­nary Hos­pi­tal said three male calves and a fe­male calf were be­ing treated at the hos­pi­tal.

He said four calves had been handed over to the hos­pi­tal by Wildlife Con­ser­va­tors in Vavu­niya, Kan­tale and the Go­marankadawala ar­eas by wildlife con­ser­va­tion of­fi­cers.

He said the calves were be­tween two and five months of age and one of them had fallen into a canal and was bit­ten by a croc­o­dile while the other had sus­tained mi­nor in­juries.

Vet­eri­nary Sur­geon Dr. Di­nusha De Silva said the four calves would be handed over to Udawalawa Ele­phant Tran­sit Home af­ter re­cov­ery.

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