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Elephant deaths at Habarana area increased to seven

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 28, 2019 18:38

Elephant deaths at Habarana area increased to seven

The number of deaths of elephants at Hirivadunna, Habarana area has increased up to seven.
The elephants have died at Habarana Hirivadunna Reserve and at the Thumbikulama Forest Reserve. The elephants have died in close proximity to each one of them. Among them was a pregnant cow elephant.

The post mortems of the elephants are being done by the Girithale Veterinary Unit. The Wild Life officials said that illegal farmers have taken over the elephant corridors used by them to move in to Sigiriya and Minneriya areas from Kala Weva. Sigiriya Forest Range Officer C. Bandaranaike said that the elephants face numerous hardships when they move across those illegal cultivations.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 28, 2019 18:38