Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

The foster home of young elephants of different age and size.
We see them being fed, bathe and play in the river.
These great animals have been found injured or left abandoned in the wilderness. Now they even breed in captivity.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is the most well known Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka, but actually there is also an elephant orphanage close to Udawalawe National ParkThe Elephant Transit Home where the young elephants are released into the wilde.
Please note there is an entrance fee to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

The Elephant Transit Home

The Elephant Transit Home

The Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe is the foster home of young elephants of different age and size.
These great animals have been found injured or left abandoned in the wilderness.
We see them being fed, but from a distance that will allow the young elephants not to be to used to human beings.
As the elephants when they are ready, will be released into the wildernes of Udawalawe National Park.

Unfortunately humans are the elephants worst enemy, and it is therefore in the best interest of the elephant babies that only their care givers comes close.
We at Fernando Tours really appreciate that the care of the elephants comes before care of the tourists.
Please note that there is a small entrance fee to The Elephant Transit Home.

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