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Jumbo trunk stuck in moonshine barrel; Five-hour operation to rescue the elephant

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COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lankan Wildlife Officials managed to save a Wild Elephant that had its trunk stuck inside a barrel of moonshine in Minneriya.This operation lasted around 5-hours.According to the locals, the wild elephant with its trunk stuck inside the barrel was located close to the Minneriya Army Camp, and after alerting the officials a rescue operation was launched.Wildlife personnel from the Girithale, Moragahakanda, and Anuradhapura offices were rushed to the scene.The elephant was first tranquillized and then after a five-hour operation was set free.The wild elephant was released back to the Minneriya Forest Reservation after administering treatment to its wounds.Note: Archive images used for this report..

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