No.631/1, Sri Sunanda Mawatha, Utuwankanda, Mawanella - 71500, Sri Lanka.

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2 Jun

Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage

[google-translator]Sri lanka is the only country in the world  where we have an orphanage for abandoned elephants despite the fact that we have a population  of wild elephants counting up to 5000 in numbers, spread all over the tropical jungles. Certain circumstances and  the 30 year old combat  with terrorists  made not only man but beast too  to fall victims and in cases where sometimes cow elephants died the calves were helpless and in 1975 a project was started to save the abandoned elephants . Pinnewela  about 12 km from Uthuwankanda was a vast plot of private property allocated to install a refuge for abandoned and wounded elephants by a great philanthropist. Today there are close upon 60 animals living there peacefully. The most interesting feature is to see a whole herd of pachyderms  playing in the stream twice a day and to see the feeding of baby elephants