Last Updated : 01-09-2014 18:35

 
 

Baby elephant killed in floods

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A three-year-old elephant that was washed away in the recent floods was found dead in a 15 ft tree in Habarana today. It is reported that the elephant was stuck on the tree for three days before its body was found. The level of water in the area was estimated to be 18 ft high. Pic by Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa



 
 

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-9+67 # Mahadana mutta 2011-01-13 16:35
at least he died not been transported by the Department of Wildlife!
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-0+5 # Shirangika 2011-01-14 10:57
who knows????? did he have tusks before he died?????
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-4+45 # ajith 2011-01-13 16:37
Terrible!!!Elep hant stuck on tree branches.???
Does this mean that the water level was so high!!!
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-0+34 # DHA 2011-01-13 16:47
OMG...!!!...
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-1+32 # Sampath samarakoon 2011-01-13 16:54
Oh mygod...
So Sad..
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-51+23 # Ranjan 2011-01-13 16:55
An Independent inquiry has to be held. The water level cannot be that high, unless there was a Tsunami. So someone has killed the elephant and placed it on top of a tree.
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-3+20 # Cobra 2011-01-13 17:57
Wrong, Ranjan. I have seen old logs stuck on trees over 20 feet high brought about by floods during normal rainy season in the Kuruwita area. We did not see such a sight after the Tsunami!
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-16+20 # lovely 2011-01-13 18:00
Yez Ranjan...... i bet you are trying to say MR and GR killed the elephant and placed him on the tree...... Get a life man...
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-2+3 # hope 2011-01-14 19:32
yep.., lovely,
people think even child births in th island plan by MR and GF
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-6+19 # Thilakarathne 2011-01-13 18:10
Ranjan, are you mad or just out of your mind ??
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-3+12 # TMA 2011-01-13 18:34
U can never get rid of that dirty habit. Trying 2 ridicule the opposition all the time
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-1+6 # Ravana 2011-01-14 08:59
A singular and very distressing lack of a sense of humor or even the perception of one, in all the replies !

Even more saddening than the death of an elephant calf.
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-5+9 # koplar 2011-01-13 17:14
that can not be Ranjan. Its so sad to here that a baby Elephant died ....
but how did the elepahant come to a tree branch that is so high???????????????
btw is is terrible
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-1+16 # Madhavi 2011-01-13 17:18
Oh My God its so sad
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-1+33 # shehan35 2011-01-13 17:21
Bad time for all elephants
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-7+11 # ami 2011-01-13 17:55
You don't mean all those UNP'ers. Do you?
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-0+4 # TMA 2011-01-13 17:22
Oh! poor baby :'(
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-2+1 # shanthapriya 2011-01-13 17:35
poor baby elephant climbed to a tree for fear of floods has found dead.
u like a human being
feel so sad about u
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-0+2 # Ranil 2011-01-13 17:42
Hmmmmmmm........
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-2+11 # Mohammed 2011-01-13 17:46
Tree is very strong to hold a dead baby elephant.....
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-9+12 # Kelby 2011-01-13 18:06
Before you worry about elephants, It's very much important to take care of the displaced people who are still held in the flooded camps.
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-9+1 # david 2011-01-13 19:41
I think the elephant climbed the tree and was marooned there.LOL.
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-0+13 # sarath 2011-01-13 18:14
This may be the first elephant in the world who died on a tree
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-0+3 # Tee 2011-01-13 20:49
This should go to guinness book.
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-0+5 # hemantha 2011-01-13 18:14
Does any body knows where are the tuskers of recently died jubo;s?
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-0+15 # Gayan 2011-01-13 18:30
Yes Shehan you a right. Very bad time for elephants.
Kill for tusk, Kill for theft the baby elephant, Train crash, Shot by farmers, Shot by grama arakshaka, Dead by transportation and now dead from flood. The day last elephant vanish from Sri Lankan forest is not so far. No one want to bread elephants. at least tame elephants owners association. Elephants pregnancy pried is near two years. So their population increment is very low. we must take action now.
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-5+1 # JUNIOR CITIZEN 2011-01-13 20:14
and what about due to intercine fighting , not wild or tamed but untamed two legged ones in Sirikotha
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-1+7 # RUshdi AL Ayad 2011-01-13 18:41
a real Mystry 15 feet but how
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-14+15 # Basil 2011-01-13 18:48
BAD TIME FOR THE ENTIRE NATION, ALL SRI LANKANS.
ITS TIME TO RELEASE GEN. FONSEKA.
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-9+6 # MagodisThuma 2011-01-13 18:55
Old Disable Elephants pushed him to the cell !.
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-2+9 # JUNIOR CITIZEN 2011-01-13 20:18
like frog in the well, Basil knows little about what's happening in the world
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-2+0 # RW 2011-01-14 10:41
netta pitin Elephant on top though dead !
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-0+2 # josh 2011-01-13 21:47
feel so sorry for this baby elephant...
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-0+2 # upul apura 2011-01-13 21:48
As journalist you have done wonderful job .well done kanchana
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-1+4 # mohmd 2011-01-13 22:22
Asia Aashcharya!!!
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-0+2 # nimal gune 2011-01-14 00:05
this is one of the most amazing pics i have ever seen. how can a relatively small tree hold such weight? wow.. im amazed.
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-0+2 # Nantha 2011-01-14 01:44
Bad one :(
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-2+2 # Sam 2011-01-14 06:18
I bet the elephant purposely committed suicide, to put the blame on Wildlife Dept.
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-0+3 # chinthaka 2011-01-14 08:44
harima dukai..............:)
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-2+2 # Angel 2011-01-14 10:18
Symbolic of the plight of all the 'elephant' party members. Time has come to die or depart!
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-2+2 # Lanke Banda 2011-01-14 10:48
Common no one would be expected to lift an Elephant Grown or Baby 15 ft high. Brothers this is all about Natural Disasters and its Calamities.
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-0+1 # Phantina 2011-01-15 01:29
poor elephant... so sad... she must have been so scared and not known what to do ....................... poor thing.. elephants have fears too.... how sad....
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-0+0 # ishaq 2011-01-16 09:08
wooooow.this is a first time.elephant on the tree.
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-0+0 # madara 2011-01-17 07:38
dear ele, I can't even imagine how your tender mind beared up the pain and fear of death. I cant even imagine how your mother bear up the sorrow of your loss. I feel like you represent all the young and tender animals and even human children who died in floods and tsunami. May you rest in peace .May you never ever face such a trgedy in sansara!
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