Around 350 elephant deaths reported so far

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The Department of Wildlife Conservation said the number of elephant deaths has increased during this year.

About 350 elephants have died during the past 11 months for various reasons including human-elephant conflicts, natural causes, poisoning and collisions against trains.

The department further said that the number of human deaths due to elephant attacks have also increased.

According to figures, 92 persons were reported dead last year due to elephant attacks and this year the number has risen up to 103.

The Wildlife Conservation Department also said 319 elephants had died during 2018.  (Dayaseeli Liyanage)

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  • sacre blieu Monday, 23 December 2019 11:28 AM

    The road to extinction. Other species too, will follow soon if not checked now. We will be left with other wilder life, once the wild life is over.

    sacre blieu Monday, 23 December 2019 11:28 AM

    The road to extinction. Other species too, will follow soon if not checked now. We will be left with other wilder life, once the wild life is over.

    sacre blieu Monday, 23 December 2019 11:28 AM

    The road to extinction. Other species too, will follow soon if not checked now. We will be left with other wilder life, once the wild life is over.

    sacre blieu Monday, 23 December 2019 11:28 AM

    The road to extinction. Other species too, will follow soon if not checked now. We will be left with other wilder life, once the wild life is over.

    sacre blieu Monday, 23 December 2019 11:28 AM

    The road to extinction. Other species too, will follow soon if not checked now. We will be left with other wilder life, once the wild life is over.


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