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Farmers move to occupy a critical elephant corridor in Sri Lanka

2021-04-13 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka. Malaka Rodrigo

Earlier this month, more than 300 people gathered near the borders of the Dahaiyagala Wildlife Sanctuary in Sri Lanka’s Uva province armed with axes, long knives, ropes and handheld hoes called mamoties. Their apparent intention: Take control of sanctuary lands and expand their farms.


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Investigations on poaching an elephant calf from Udawala sanctuary : Video

2014-05-03 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka.

Wildlife Director General W.B. Rathnayake says that he will hold an investigation with regard to the attempt of poaching an elephant calf from the Uda-Walawa Sanctuary yesterday afternoon. Later Wildlife officers have chased after the poachers, and the poachers have fired gun shots at wildlife officers. However wildlife officers found the calf elephant after it was abandoned by its poachers in a nearby shrub jungle.


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Attempt to abduct elephant calf from Udawalawe averted

2014-05-02 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka.

Some gangsters who had allegedly attempted to remove an elephant calf from the Udawalawe National Park on Thursday and transport it by a tractor were intercepted by the wildlife officers and the residents. When their motives came to light they had fled leaving the calf behind. Residents in the area believe that his high handed act of piracy was attempted with state patronage.


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More orphan elephant cubs released to the jungles of Sri Lanka

2007-04-23 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka.

Ten elephant cubs who were brought up in Sri Lanka's 'Ath Athuru Sevana' interim elephant camp were released to the jungles today. The elephants were the seventh batch of their like to be released to the forest. The Ath Athuru Sevana interim elephant camp in Udawalawe has so far released 56 elephants into the jungle. All of them were orphan cubs who were found throughout the country and brought up there. The Wildlife Department monitors their lives even after they are released to the forest.


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Sri Lankan elephant  in the Udawalawe National Park

The Pondering Elephant in Udawalawe National Park

2006-10-20 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka. Ranil Amarasuriya

A Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) ponders an incursion by photographers while having a light snack in the Udawalawe National Park. Captured on August 14th 2006 with a Canon EOS 30D (EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 III) on aperture priority (f/5.6) with a resultant shutter speed of 1/1250th of a second at ISO 400


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5 Headlines about Elephants from Udawalawe2021-04-13 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka - Farmers move to occupy a critical elephant corridor in Sri Lanka 2014-05-03 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka - Investigations on poaching an elephant calf from Udawala sanctuary : Video 2014-05-02 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka - Attempt to abduct elephant calf from Udawalawe averted 2007-04-23 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka - More orphan elephant cubs released to the jungles of Sri Lanka 2006-10-20 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka - The Pondering Elephant in Udawalawe National Park

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