Four baby elephants that strayed into human habitats saved
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.