Orphaned elephants to be sent to Mullaiththeevu

[TamilNet, Monday, 10 January 2011, 03:35 GMT]
Sri Lanka’s Wild Life Department has proposed to release several orphaned elephants now kept in the Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Camp to the new wild life sanctuary located in Mullaiththeevu jungle, according to a news report by the Daily News, a state-run English daily newspaper.

The Agrarian Services and Wild Life Ministry has already declared the Mullaiththeevu jungle extending about 10,000 acres as a wild life sanctuary, according to Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Camp sources.

The dates for the release of elephants to Mullaiththeevu wild life sanctuary will be finalized later, the report said.

 

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