Drifted whale guided back to safety



A whale that had drifted into the shallow waters of the Ippanthivu area in the Puttalam lagoon, has been safely guided back to deeper waters this afternoon (Aug. 08).

According to the Wildlife Department, the mammal was a 30-ft long Bryde’s Whale and officials believe it had lost its way.

Officials of the Wildlife Department and NARA, assisted by the Sri Lanka Navy, had guided the animal to safety in a painstaking mission.

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