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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage located in the Central province and 90km away from Colombo. It’s an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding wild Asian elephants.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage started off with the introduction of five abandoned baby elephants to the premises. The tragedy with these misplaced or abandoned babies is that they cannot survive in the wild on their own as they suckle from their mother until they are almost five years old. This place caters not only for the abandoned babies but also for those injured and maimed within the jungle. We employ the expertise of both modern veterinary and traditional indigenous medical treatment to cater to these elephants needs.

Special day activities available,

  • Milk feeding
  • Elephant bathing at the river
  • Fruit feedings
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