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Friday, 02 August 2019 - 18:16
ELEPHANT CALF TO BE TREATED FOR SERIOUS INJURIES TO THE TRUNK
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Giritale Veterinary surgeons have taken steps to treat a trunk of a wild elephant calf that was seriously injured by the by a hunter’s trap set to catch wild animals.

According to our correspondent a 4-year-old elephant amongst a heard near the Kaudulla tank was injured.

An inquiry from the Kaudulla wild life officers have revealed that the elephant injury has been referred to the Giritale Wildlife Veterinary Surgeons.

They have treated the elephant and the animal is to be treated again.

Veterinary surgeons have stated that the elephant was at the risk of dying if the injury to the trunk was not treated.

Due to the prevailing dry weather conditions, wild elephants can be seen in large herds near the tank.

According to our correspondent, the tourists are also increasing as a result. 

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