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Baby elephant rescued from drain in Sri Lanka

By CBC | World News - Mon May 30, 1:45 pm


Sri Lankan port workers and wildlife officials worked together to pull pachyderm out

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Posted: May 30, 2016 1:45 PM ET
Last Updated: May 30, 2016 1:45 PM ET

A young elephant was rescued from an uncovered drain in Sri Lanka’s port of Hambantota on Sunday.

The calf appeared to have fallen into the drain, which was located on the main road to the port.

Local port workers assisted wildlife officials to break open more of the drain, reach inside and pull the animal out. It was placed onto a vehicle and taken away for medical treatment, reportedly for a suspected broken leg.

The southern port city Hambantota is known for the hundreds of wild elephants that roam freely around the region….

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