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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – World’s Biggest Elephant Orphanage

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage,  nursery and captive breeding floor for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village.
There have absolutely ninety three Elephants. They are each toddler and mum or dad elephants. When the infant elephants get younger then they launch them again to the forest. The orphanage was established in 1957. There have over 100 elephants now.

Map to pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

pinnawala elephant orphanage map

Have you ever visited an Elephant orphanage? Pinnawala is a Village in Kegalle District. Its ninety km away from Capital,Colombo and round 80km away from Kandy. Under 20 Minutes tour from Kegalle city you can attain one of beauteous elephant orphanage in the world. Pinnawala elephant orphanage is hooked up in 1975 and now there are seventy  eight Asian Elephants residing in Pinnawala.

Points to consider

  • Always remember to carry your passport/ identity card.

  • Always keep a safe distance from animals.

  • Do not feed the animals(elephants).

  • Keep away from any animals.

  • Do not damage any plants or trees.

  • Avoid from enter restricted areas.

  • Do not play and make notice by playing musical instruments, radios, tape recorders and singing etc.

  • Pets are not allowed within the zoo premises.

  • Smoking is prohibited within the zoo premises.

  • Keep your ticket at all time.

Can we feed to Elephants ?

Yes. There feed them and you can also join with them for feed. You can feed to child elephants. Mostly they give milk.

Ticket Price ?

  • Local Ticket Prices
  1. Adult LKR 110.00
  2. Children LKR 30.00 (3-12 Years)
  3. Children LKR 20.00
    In uniform
  • Foreign visitor ticket prices
  1. Adult LKR 3000.00
  2. Children LKR 1500.00 (3-12 Years)
  • SAARC visitor ticket prices
  1. Adult LKR 800.00
  2. Children LKR 400.00 (3-12 Years)

Most importantly the visiting both Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and the Pinnawala Zoo (Combo tickets) will be as above.

People can donate to the orphanage to care and protect animals. (donate)

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