Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage,Visit Sri Lanka
Enroute to Anuradhapura, we had a stop at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. This was started by the Department of Wildlife Conservation in order to care for and feed orphaned elephants found in the jungle. The elephants are daily taken to the river for bathing, baby elephants are bottle fed. 

Feeding time is 8:00 a.m. At 10:00 a.m. the elephants are walked to the river for bathing. Do ensure to look up/confirm the timings when you plan your visit here. 

We missed the feeding time, though we were able to see the elephants being bathed in the river. To see the elephants interacting with each other, bathing, playing is a joy.

Discounts on entry fee can be obtained on producing Indian passport. Credit cards not accepted.

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