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Even more regrettable is that harassing homeless elephants and their calves has become a past-time with bored humans. Sometimes the torment can go on for hours. Wildlife advocates want the Chandaka-Dampara sanctuary restored to these intelligent animals who have no where else to go. Connectivity with other protected areas also needs to be established and improved. Official response to the problem has been nil until now.