Mahout’s spear brings death to elephant…..gruesome stuff at the Pinnawella elephant orphanage….where elephants are supposed to be cared for!!!

Mahout’s spear brings death to elephant.....gruesome stuff at the Pinnawella elephant orphanage....where elephants are supposed to be cared for!!!

Monday, 17 January 2011 18:07

An elephant at the Pinnawela elephant orphanage died under tragic circumstances, allegedly due to injuries caused by its caretakers’ spear, an official said today.

Two mahouts and an Animal Protection Officer at the Orphanage were suspended from service following the death of the elephant at the orphanage, Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage Director S. Gunaratne said.

Mahout’s spear brings death to elephant.....gruesome stuff at the Pinnawella elephant orphanage....where elephants are supposed to be cared for!!!

Last November the same elephant ‘Neelagiri’ had been injured by spear strikes from several other mahouts, initial investigations revealed. (Karunaratne Atukorala)