Seven young elephants drown in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO — Wildlife authorities in Sri Lanka on Sunday found seven carcasses of young elephants believed to have drowned in the biggest single loss of the animals in five years. An official said the onset of the southwest monsoon had led to flooding in the elephant habitat in Dimbulagala, around 250 kilometers (155 miles) northeast of the capital Colombo. READ: Sri Lanka’s most sacred elephant dies aged 68 “We were alerted by villagers to three young elephants who had drowned last evening, but when we went to the marshy area we found four more,” a regional wildlife official said. He […]…

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