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A part of the penis of a wild elephant popularly known as Sithulpawwa Gemunu had been ripped off by a crocodile last evening at Sithulpawwa and it was in serious condition, officers of the Wildlife Conservation Department said.

Gemunu, also known as Arjuna, is one of the two tuskers in the country to have the longest tusks.

An officer said that the animal was a usual visitor to the temple to eat danaya or offerings.
He said that an incident of a crocodile ripping off a part of an elephant's sexual organ had not been reported previously.

He said that the animal was seen running through the forest with profuse bleeding and in extreme pain.

Senior Veterinarian Surgeon Ananda Dharmakeerthi, in charge of the Uva Wildlife Zone, together with two teams, had gone in search of the elephant to provide treatment.

“The elephant used to lay down in the water on the bank of the wewa near the temple. The animal had suddenly run away covered with blood. When I reached the elephant the wound had dried. We have treated the wounded elephant with vitamins and antibiotics,” the Wildlife Conservation Department  official said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

  Comments - 19

  • SAM SPARROW Wednesday, 06 September 2017 01:54 PM

    This is horrible.

    ANTON Wednesday, 06 September 2017 02:01 PM


    suresh Wednesday, 06 September 2017 02:02 PM

    same hear in parliament the government is the elephant and the crocodile is the JO,

    Poorna Wednesday, 06 September 2017 02:14 PM

    Wild animal rivalry! Poor elephant pity on him

    channa Wednesday, 06 September 2017 02:36 PM

    oh my god. must remome that crocodile's teeth.

    Salgado Wednesday, 06 September 2017 02:53 PM

    Is there any crock to attached any of politician sexual part then crock is patta

    shanthapriya Wednesday, 06 September 2017 03:00 PM

    this elephant was loved by everyone who visited situlpauwa.he used to eat what children offer bananas, ice cream etca usual scene

    M.O.A.Careem Wednesday, 06 September 2017 03:11 PM

    animal or human same pain....avoid market for cheap politics

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 06 September 2017 03:36 PM

    Never knew their were Bobitts in the crocodile community.

    Vinil Almeida Wednesday, 06 September 2017 04:19 PM

    What has happened to this poor tusker is sad. Hope he recovers. This should only happen to the political pachyderms, especially the footnote gang. That tall and old fellow with a semi-permanent boner and a liking to destroy public property to meet his own ends deserves this treatment more than any elephant.

    stardust Wednesday, 06 September 2017 05:04 PM

    Lets organize a trip to this wewa for the whole parliament. via DM Android App

    Bobbit Wednesday, 06 September 2017 05:13 PM

    Now we know what happened to the pachyderm that crossed the river with a 'hard on'!!!

    Devan Gunapala Wednesday, 06 September 2017 05:22 PM

    Please send our politicians to swim in that river

    CROWN JEWELS Thursday, 07 September 2017 07:30 AM

    We well know that politicians display extra large jewels (on their bodies ) BUT not when it comes to displaying their bodiliy personal "crown jewels" and bathing in this place - the croc will not even care to give a second glance

    Vinil Almeida Wednesday, 06 September 2017 05:33 PM

    On the funnier side, the croc probably thought that the elephant was trying to feed him, dangling a piece of meat over him.On a serious note, I do hope the elephant recovers fully and would have a completely functioning organ.

    Dhammika Wednesday, 06 September 2017 06:01 PM

    So the elephant (UNP) lost a part (Ravi k and WR) to the crocodile (JO),

    Rana Wednesday, 06 September 2017 06:09 PM

    Good lesson to other Arjuna as well. He's also known for excessive use of the organ.

    ceylon Thursday, 07 September 2017 12:22 AM

    all elephants using by peraheras are attacking by handlers.all the time can news about it. via DM Android App

    Chatura Thursday, 07 September 2017 05:53 AM

    Remember that both of these are wild animals. The crocodile needs to eat meat to live and the "elephant" was meat. So don't hate the crocodile.

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