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Monday, 08 September 2014 - 13:23
An elephant in critical condition after slitting its tail.
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The Wildlife Department says the condition of the elephant whose tail was slit while it was bogged in a muddy canal of Mau Aara reservoir in Udawalawa National Park.

Wildlife Director General H.D. Rathnayake said necessary treatment is being given at the moment in order to save the elephant.

Two elephant calves aged around four years and 3-and half months respectively were found yesterday while the two animals bogged in mud in a Mau Aara canal.

The tail of one elephant had been already slit by some unknown group, and investigations are now on to arrest the culprits.

The three and half month elephant was later taken to Ath Athuru sevana for further treatment while the injured elephant was given treatment on the spot.
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