Deaths of 7 elephants being probed

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By Darshana Sanjeewa   

The deaths of the seven wild elephants in a marshy land at Onegama in Polonnaruwa are being investigated, Deputy Minister of Wildlife, Palitha Thewarapperuma said yesterday.   

 

He said the decomposed carcasses of the elephants were recovered by the wildlife conservators with the assistance of army personnel on Saturday.   


The minister said most of the elephants were under the age of 12 and added that wildlife experts and veterinary surgeons were checking for the cause of the deaths.   


Wildlife officers said the elephants might have been looking for fodder and water when they came to be bogged down in the marsh covered with water hyacinth.   


DM-1-194   Blurb — Most of the elephants were under the age of 12 and added that wildlife  experts and veterinary surgeons were checking for the cause of the  deaths

 

Most of the elephants were under the age of 12 and added that wildlife  experts and veterinary surgeons were checking for the cause of the  deaths

 

He said the decomposed carcasses of the elephants were recovered by the wildlife conservators with the assistance of army personnel on Saturday.   


The minister said most of the elephants were under the age of 12 and added that wildlife experts and veterinary surgeons were checking for the cause of the deaths.   


Wildlife officers said the elephants might have been looking for fodder and water when they came to be bogged down in the marsh covered with water hyacinth.   

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