The Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday rescued two young elephants washed out to the sea from drowning near the Trincomalee coast, reported The Guardian. The elephant was rescued about eight nautical miles off the shore of Kokilai, a town on the north-eastern coast of the island nation. The animals were later released into the forests near Foul Point in Trincomalee district. After that, a motorboat pulled them to the shore and released them to safety.
When they were first seen, the elephants were more than a kilometre from the shore and were reportedly struggling to keep their trunks above the water.
Neither of the animals were harmed in the rescue mission, according to an official statement from the Sri Lanka navy. Sri Lankan Navy spokesperson Lieutenant Commander Chaminda Walakuluge told TOI that rescuing elephants from mid-sea was tough since it was a unique experience.
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Sri Lanka Navy today came to the rescue of two more elephants that were swept out to the sea. In Sunday's incident, one of the two was aggressive.
"We have to assure the animals that we are there to rescue them and we sought the expertise of wildlife officials from Trincomalee to learn their behaviour", he said. It is intriguing as to how elephants are caught in sea currents and swept into the sea.
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