Aug 19, 2022

Dead Sambar deer found in Ambewela reservoir

The carcasses of a large number of Sambar deer that inhabit in Horton Plains were found floating in the Ambewela reservoir in Nanu-oya, people fishing in the reservoir said.

They said about ten such carcasses of Sambar deer were found within a week.

According to the fishermen, these animals that come to the reservoir for water might have been bitten and chased away by some hounds, abandoned by hunters and they might have drowned. 

They said people who use water from this reservoir for drinking and irrigation purposes are faced with serious issues due the contamination of water.

They complained that wildlife officials were yet to take any action against this, despite several complaints. 

(Report : / pics : Lankadeepa)