Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Kegalle, Sri Lanka


Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Location
This Elephant Orphanage is located at Pinnawala, Kegalle district, in Sabaragamuwa province. The main access is from Colombo- Kandy main road and turn towards Rambukkana. You can easily find the place from name boad by the main road.

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage established in 1975 as place for shelter and care the wounded elephants and abandoned baby elephants found in jungle. This is covered a area over 24 acre land. Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage was under the department of Department of Wildlife but now under the National Zoological Garden.

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
Feeding Time

The main daily activities taken place in the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage are Feeding milk to baby elephants and the bathing sessions. Feeding to babies usual taken place around 8.00 am( may subjected to change, please contact the relevant authorities before you visit).

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
Family Photo

This area is not a jungle, just a garden with coconut trees. So items such as jackfruit leaves(branches), coconut tree branches and Kithul tree branches taken out side to fed elephants. Other than those, they were fed with mixture of some nutritious foods such as rice, Gingerly seeds, maize and etc.

Elephant Bath at Pinnawala:


Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Elephants were taken for bath in nearby Ma-Oya( a river) around 10.00 am and 2.30 pm in the evening.

Elephant Bath at Pinnawala
Elephant Bath at Pinnawala

Elephants lie down on riverbeds and allow the the people who look after them to scrub and clean their body. In the bathing time, visitors can see elephants walk one followed by other, then cross the road and go down to the river.

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