"Although the number of these animals is still so immense in Ceylon, they must nevertheless have been much reduced within the last twenty years. In those days the country was overrun with them, and some idea of their numbers may be gathered from the fact that three first rate shots in three days bagged 104 elephants".
Page 114, from the book - Eight Years In Ceylon - by Sir William W. Baker, published in 1902, by Longmans, Green in New York.
Today the elephant population has dwindled to about 8000 and some are in orphanages! These pictures are from the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Pics by: Nelsonlanka.
Sony DSC H7.