Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka has existed since 1975. It cares for elephants that are injured, or without Mothers. It is regarded as the home of the biggest herd of elephants in the world. While visiting the Orphanage, you can see the elephants being fed, but the highlight for many is the morning trip the elephants make to the Maha Oya River. There they bathe, play and drink water. I spent a fascinating hour or more watching these elephants in the river. Truly amazing to see this many elephants in one place.
By David Netzer
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B199, Rambukkana 71100, Sri Lanka
+94 35 2 265284
Sun - Sat 8:30am - 5:30pm