Wild Elephants Spotted Foraging for Food in Trash Dump Encroaching on Their Land in Sri Lanka
Photographer Tharmaplan Tilaxan said that for the elephants, "many things have changed, and their changed behavior will change our landscape"
A herd of elephants were recently spotted foraging for meals in the middle of a trash dump in Sri Lanka.
Photographer Tharmaplan Tilaxan of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, captured a series of snapshots that document the large wild animals sifting through an open-area landfill located next to a nearby jungle.
Sharing the striking images with Cover Images, Tilaxan told the news service that the elephants "normally travel over 30 kilometers per day and seed up to 3,500 new trees a day," adding that for the elephants, "many things have changed, and their changed behavior will change our landscape."
Elephants eating plastics and other dangerous human garbage in landfills isn't a new occurrence.