Wildlife officials have succeeded in rescuing a baby elephant near the Naval Camp at Silawathura in Mannar.
The Wildlife officials saved the baby elephant which is about one and a half months old. He was stranded in Silawathura area. Defence sectors extended full support to the Wildlife Officials of Vavuniya in this operation.
An operation was launched to detect the mother of the elephant. However it did not succeed. The baby elephant is to be handed over to the Elephant Orphanage at Udawalawa.