Wakerei

Wakerei
Wakerei is a three year old male calf and was named after the village where he was found wandering lost and alone in the Eastern part of Sri Lanka in 2010. The village has suffered badly due to the long lasting civil war in the region and Wakarei was recovered by local army personnel who notified the ETH.

After unsuccessful attempts to locate his family herd Wakarei was transported to the Elephant Transit Home where he will be looked after and raised until he is old enough to care for himself. Calves of this age are extremely vulnerable without the support & guidance of their mother and family herd.

Once he has demonstrated to ETH staff that he has the necessary skills that he needs to feed on natural vegetation & has formed some bonds with other age related young orphans plans will be put in place for a small group release back into the wild of a National Park in Sri Lanka.