7 young elephants found dead in Sri Lanka amid monsoon flooding

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Dramatic rescue of elephant swept out to sea
Wildlife authorities in Sri Lanka on Sunday found seven carcasses of young elephants believed to have drowned in the biggest single loss of the animals in five years.
An official said the onset of the southwest monsoon had led to flooding in the elephant habitat in Dimbulagala, about 155 miles northeast of the capital Colombo.

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