unknown at Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Home (ETH) Udawalawa Eth Athuru Sewana

unknown
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age: maybe about 1 years old (estimated age)
Characteristics:Front legs congenitally deformed
Management:Free contact
Location:Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Home (ETH) Udawalawa Eth Athuru Sewana
ArrivedUda Walawe Elephant Transit Home (ETH) Udawalawa Eth Athuru Sewana 2018-07-25
from Sri Lanka unspecified location
Born:2017? wild Sri Lanka
Capture: 2018, Hambantota Suriyawewa
Document updated2018-08-10: new record
2018-07-25: "A group of Wildlife officers had found the one-year-old disabled calf this Sunday during a wildlife mission in Suriyawewa Hambantota. The baby jumbo was seen hobbling with the assistance of its trunk because its front legs were deformed. [...] The baby elephant was currently undergoing treatment at the Udawalawa Eth Athuru Sewana"

Sources, among others

  • http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Mattala-baby-elephant-is-genetically-deformed-Wildlife-Dept--153156.html

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