Update: Rescued baby elephant dies

In spite of efforts of the Wild life Vets, the baby elephant recently rescued from the Anuradhapura area died. He was obviously too small and too sick to have a reasonable chance of surviving….Dr Vijitha sent me this mail…

The elephant was under intensive care after arriving to ETH. But he passed away within 24 hours of arrival. He was very tiny and seems immature birth

Dr. B. Vijitha Perera,

BVSc., MSc  (Biodiversity Cons)., MSc. (Wild Animal Health), Diploma (Endangered Spp. Mangt.)

Wildlife Veterinarian,

Department of Wildlife Conservation,

Elephant Transit Home, Udawalawe

Sri Lanka,”