Endangered elephants scavenge for meals in dump — rising fears for his or her welfare

Endangered elephants scavenge for food in dump — increasing fears for their welfare


ENDANGERED elephants scavenge for meals at a dump — rising fears for his or her welfare.

Two died final weekend after swallowing plastic from the open landfill website in Pallakkadu, jap Sri Lanka.

Elephants scavenge for meals at a dump Sri Lanka — rising fears for his or her welfare
Scavenging in dumps has led to the demise of as much as 20 elephants up to now eight years
The physique of a wild elephant lies in an open landfill

Native consultants say it brings the demise toll to round 20 up to now eight years.

Giant quantities of plastic have been discovered of their stomachs, native scientists mentioned.

Nihal Pushpakumara, a wildlife veterinarian, mentioned: “Polythene, meals wrappers, plastic, different non-digestibles and water have been the one issues we may see within the postmortem.

“The traditional meals that elephants eat and digest was not evident.”

The variety of elephants within the nation has dwindled from about 14,000 within the 19th century to six,000 in 2011.

The variety of elephants within the nation has dwindled from about 14,000 within the 19th century to six,000 in 2011