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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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  • I love the new changes at the Dehiwala Zoological Gardens. It gives the once caged animals freedom and space. Love going here.  more »
  • I was disappointed of this zoo, I think that there is mainly a lack of means on the part of the zoo, little maintained, there are a lot of empty enclosures or even animals do not have a sufficient spaces (like hippos sadly withered in a basin min that's just their size) However there are some friendly animals. If you have 1500 rupees (in April 2017 because it increases often) go
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  • Overall, not bad, but expecting more, especially for 6.2 thousand rupees (two adults and a child) plus 3 thousands of round-trip fares from Colombo:) Liked the elephant show and open a large cage with parrots. But otherwise, fairly compact, are Asian unkempt Zoo at one time. If along the way you can go, but to devote the day to visit I would not.
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