Two elephant cubs killed with explosives in Sri Lanka
Sat, Dec 4, 2010, 09:32 pm SL Time, Colombo Page News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Dec 04, Anuradhapura: Two elephant cubs in Anuradhapura district of Sri Lanka have been killed by trapping them with explosive-laden food, Sri Lanka Wildlife Department sources said.
The elephant cubs that were six and eight years old were found blasted their heads as they munched farmers’ explosives-laden crop traps set up against law. The police have taken a suspect into custody.
Meanwhile, the Wildlife Department says that around 190 elephants have been killed this year due to man-elephant conflict.
Sri Lanka has a population of 5000-6000 elephants, according to Wildlife Department surveys.