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Pinnawala is located 90km away from Colombo in Sabaragamuwa province of Sri Lanka.

Reaching Pinnawala
Pinnawala village can be reached by main Colombo-Kegalle-Kandy (A1) Road. Pinnawala is not connected by a railway line.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphange
The main attraction at Pinnawala, is of course, popular Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, home to 84 orphaned elephants.

Elephant breeding in captivity at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

since the first birth in captivity of a female baby elephant in 1984, to two adult elephants named Vijaya and Kumari who were then aged 21 and 20 years, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage has been successful in breeding in captivity.

Daily Activities at PinnawalaElephant Orphange
08.00 am: the baby elephants are fed with milk and allowed to roam free in the 12 acres of grassland of the orphanage.
10.00 am and 02.00 pm: all elephants are walked 400 meters to the River Maya Oya for a two-hour bath.
04.30 pm - 06.00 pm: all are taken to their stalls and tethered for the night.

Enjoying at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Accompanying elephants to river to view their antics
Bottle feeding baby elephants with milk
Feeding adult elephants (of course, in the presence of mahouts) with Jackfruit, Coconut, Kitul palm, Tamarind and Juggery.



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