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Friday, 06 September 2019 - 9:47
DEEGATHANTHU HAS DIED FROM REVATHA’S ATTACK – SUSPECTED LOVE TUSSLE
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The Wildlife Department has stated that according to information it has been revealed that tusker ‘Deegathanthu 01’ had been killed at the Kalawewa National Park by a tusker named ‘Revatha’.

The carcass of the deceased tusker was recently found from the Siyambalagaspitiya area in the Kalawewa National Park.

It was revealed at that point that ‘Deegathanthu’ had died as a result of being attacked by another elephant. The post-mortem examination confirmed the attack with several tusk marks recorded on the spinal cord area.

A spokesman for the Wildlife Conservation Department's Galkiriyagama Wildlife office said that ‘Deegathanthu 01’ had died a result of a fight with ‘Revetha’ another tusker from the same herd.

Wildlife officials suspect that it could have been a clash between the two tuskers over their love for a female elephant.

In the meantime, on the directive of the court Deegathanthu’s tusks will be handed over to the Director General of the Wildlife
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