Understanding elephants is essential to their conservation.

Every other day we read in the news papers about elephants being killed for destroying the homes, property and crop lands of villagers in the Batticaloa district. Some times elephant attacks on humans turn fatal. Do we ever pause to think why a gentle giant like the elephant turns so violent? Though Bull elephants are solitary, adult females and calves move about together as groups. Elephants form affectionate ties with their family members and they are even known to mourn

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