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Sea Turtle Hatchery, Ambalangoda

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums
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3.5/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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  • We were for about 20 minutes at this turtle hatchery. It was nice that we could see just hatched turtles and were allowed to bring in a pool. But otherwise, the place is very dull. The pools are small, the explanations were mega superficial. Since I visited better turtle stations in Brazil, and so on.
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  • This was really interesting and we had a chance to pick up baby turtles and some much bigger, although they do ask for a donation at the end of the tour and make it difficult not to offer something. 
  • Here you can see how to take good care of seeturtles. They show you the proces from saving the eggs untill they are old enough to go bakc to the see. You can hold the turtles, see how they clean the p...  read more »
  • Avoid. Rip-off detected. There are much more pleasant hatcheries on the coast. This one is small and crowded. Touching turtles is prohibited. The reason is simple - they ask for "little donation" (500 LKR) if you want to hold baby turtle and make pictures with it. There's more - if you want to release several baby turtles into the ocean the "donation" jumps to 30 dollars. In something other hatcheries all this was allowed for free. Of course we additionally supported those nice hatcheries by buying souvenirs. The souvenir shop in this place is literally empty and very filthy. Better go to some other turtle spot.
  • Squeeee, how can you not love the chance to hold a day-old baby sea turtle in your hand? We stopped by on a lark and were NOT disappointed! You'll learn about the various species of sea turtles, see them from infancy to old age, learn about the hatchery's efforts to protect and rehabilitate turtles, and of course, be able to pick one up. A must-see for animal lovers.
  • Nice place and you will get a guide who will tell you a lot about sea turtles. There is a lot of small ones and few big ones. You can not touch them. The entrance is 500 rupees.
  • Great place to see sea turtles and their lifespan.
  • All kinds of sea turtles. The hatchery is also a refuge! Good job!
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