Elephants still lurking around in Sinharaja

Sighting in 2008: Sinhabahu at Ensellwatte Estate . Pix by Project staff at the Estate
Sighting in 2008: Sinhabahu at Ensellwatte Estate . Pix by Project staff at the Estate

2011-04-03 - Sinharaja, Sri Lanka , Srilal Miththapala

It is a known fact that wild elephants were found in most parts of Sri Lanka during the early 1900’s. However, with the rapid development of the South and South West regions, they gradually moved towards the Central, South Eastern and North Eastern regions. With the rapid development of the tea plantations, the elephants living in the central hills also moved away into the central East or were decimated in the course of development.

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