One tusked elephant also found shot dead

Published : 9:00 am  December 11, 2017 | No comments so far |  |  (220) reads | 
  • Four tuskers killed during the recent days

 

CITY-DM-20By Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe

Wildlife Officers said that the famous one tusk elephant had been found shot dead at Sellankandal in Puttalam yesterday.

According to Wildlife Department officers the elephant had only one tusk and was about 30 years old.

The elephant was 9-foot in height.

They said that the animal had only one three foot tusk since birth, probably due to genetic mutation.

The Wildlife Department Officers found the carcass of the tusker with gunshot injuries after a farmer, who took his herd for grazing, alerted the Wildlife Officers.