Rogue elephant captured by Wildlife Officers

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By Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe  

A rogue elephant that caused much havoc in Kaladiya area roaming into human habitats was captured by the Wildlife Conservation Officers and handed over to the Elephant Conservation Centre in Horowpathana.  

The elephant that entered a home garden in Kottukachchiya area and trampled to death a 65-year-old woman who had come out of the house. Residents of the area were living in constant fear of the rogue elephant that frequented the villages after dusk destroying home garden crops.  

Wildlife Veterinary Surgeon Dr. Chandana Jayasinghe said the 9ft. tall elephant was between 25 and 30 years old.   

A team of wildlife conservation officers under Veterinary Surgeon of the Department Dr. H. A. Isuru Lokuhetti carried out the raid to capture the rogue elephant.