National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, Colombo

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View an extensive display of wildlife at National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, home to 3,000 individual animals representing 310 different species. The 10 hectare (24 acre) grounds promote the animals' well-being, with dense tree coverage and well-maintained landscapes. Get up close to mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, and marine invertebrates, and take in one of a number of shows, including elephant and sea lion performances as well as an education program for chimps. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Colombo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I enjoyed many of the animals but many need more room. Hippos for example. They are planning a bigger elephant area which will much better. Staff tried to trick me into being a guide for tips. Restaur...  more »
  • It’s not worthy for foreigners, and some animals have no enough room ( hippos , rhinos , turtles..). But it’ll take 4 hours to see the whole zoo and See the all species. Good for Kids .  more »
  • In Dehiwala National Zoological Garden, you can see a lot of native and foreign species of animals. Mammals, reptiles, birds, butterflies, fish etc. It is a large area and you will require at least 3-...  more »

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