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Tusker ‘Bandula’ dies

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The 79 years old tusker ‘Bandula’, who lived in the Dehiwala Zoo since 1949 died due to an illness yesterday.

Born in Anuradhapura in 1943, Bandula was taken into its custody by the Wildlife Conservation Department in 1946 when it had been separated from the herd.

This animal was handed over to the Dehiwala Zoo in 1949 and is an animal which lived there for a long time. The body of the tusker was buried at the Dehiwala Zoological Garden premises last morning.

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