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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. By using our Colombo itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka and other attractions in Colombo.
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  • It was once a very good Zoological Garden, but it has been run down. The number of animals were down, and the Elephant show, late in the afternoon was short & the items were cut down & the number of E...  more »
  • The visit to the Zoo was just appalling. The animals are kept not humanely, it's filthy and most of the animals look emaciated. The most we were pleased from the elephants. They were chained to each leg, so short that they are moving at all not could but all. Do not sit, not running, nothing. Also many other animals looked very unkempt and malnourished. The price of admission for tourists is 4 x as high as for local. Impertinence. And especially since you clearly sees not the animals that benefit!
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  • We were looking for a place to take visiting friends on their last day in Sri Lanka and it was a mistake. Not only is it quite expensive for foreigners, it was depressingly sad. Some animals looked li...  more »