Jumbo row over Sri Lanka’s elephant gift to NZ PM

President Maithripala Sirisena presented a deed of ownership for five-year-old "Nandi" during a red-carpet welcome in Colombo for Key, who arrived for a two-day official visitSri Lanka gave visiting New Zealand Prime Minister John Key a baby elephant on Wednesday, sparking anger from animal rights activists who said it was cruel to separate her from her family. President Maithripala Sirisena presented a deed of ownership for five-year-old "Nandi" during a red-carpet welcome in Colombo for Key, who arrived for a two-day official visit. Nandi, born at Sri Lanka's oldest elephant sanctuary, is the second bequeathed to New Zealand in the last 12 months after baby "Anjalee" was also gifted to the Auckland Zoo.


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February 24, 2016 3:14 pm

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