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November 26, 2020 - The Independent (UK)

SRI LANKA: Heartbreaking images show hungry elephants looking for food in landfill

SRI LANKA: Heartbreaking images show hungry elephants looking for food in landfill
Elephant foraging for food in garbage dumpCredit: Tharmapalan Tilaxan

Locals say some of the animals have died after consuming plastic and other waste from the landfill site in Ampara, Sri Lanka.

Images and videos of a herd of desperate wild elephants rummaging through mounds of rubbish in a landfill site have drawn attention to the plight of the animals in Sri Lanka’s Ampara, where the country is planning to build a moat to reduce human-animal conflict.

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