In the midst of all this gloom, a happy story for a change….

In the midst of all this gloom, a happy story for a change....

Stranded elephant calf rescued

Saturday, 18 December 2010 00:00

By K G Karunaratne

A calf elephant with gunshot injuries in the Udahengama Forest Reserve was brought to the Veterinary Unit of the Giritale Wildlife Training Centre for treatment.

A team of officials of the Galgamuwa Wildlife Conservation Office patrolling the area had found the injured calf deserted by the herd. Veterinary surgeon Dr Vijitha Perera said they removed several pellets and provided treatment and that the calf was now out of danger.