Wildlife Director General W.B. Rathnayake says that he will hold an investigation with regard to the attempt of poaching an elephant calf from the Uda-Walawa Sanctuary yesterday afternoon.
He told our news team that an unknown group has loaded this elephant calf to a tractor in Gal-paya area and taken away.
Later Wildlife officers have chased after the poachers, and the poachers have fired gun shots at wildlife officers.
However wildlife officers found the calf elephant after it was abandoned by its poachers in a nearby shrub jungle. Video.