Up to three elephants are killed in Sri Lanka per week due to conflicts with humans. Orphaned baby elephants are often left behind unable to fend for themselves in the wild. The Elephant Transit Home (ETH) at the Udawalawe National Park was established by the Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1995 to rehabilitate baby elephants so that they can be released back into the wild. The first orphaned baby elephant taken care of at the ETH was a one-year-old female named Komali. She was found wandering alone in the forest near Meegalawa area in the Anuradhapura District. Since then, more than 250 elephants have been taken care of at the ETH. All the orphaned elephants at the centre are released back into to the wild at the age of 5.