Baby Elephant Stopped From Being Flown To South Korea


Government SriLanka stopped a baby elephant from being flown to a zoon in South Korea today. 

The baby “Dinu Daa” — meaning day of victory —  was born on May 18, 2009,  the same day troops killed Tamil rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, ending  the country’s civil war.“There is a special significance of this baby elephant. It is a symbol of  our victory,” Special Projects minister S.M. Chandrasena told reporters in Colombo.President Mahinda Rajapakse decided to stop the elephant being flown to  South Korea after he was told about it’s birth date, minister Chandrasena said. Meanwhile Environmentalists states that most of the baby elephants born in orphanages are sometimes  given as gifts to Buddhist temples to be paraded during annual pageants or sent  abroad as presents which is a main threat to the elephant population in SriLanka.