Millennium Elephant Foundation, Kegalle

2.9
#3 of 13 in Wildlife in Sabaragamuwa Province
Take a walk with elephants at Millennium Elephant Foundation, a 6 hectare (15 acre) rescue and rehabilitation center dedicated to caring for these majestic creatures. Captive elephants in Sri Lanka are common--they're often not only used as a sign of wealth and as tourist attractions, but also as labor for the logging industry. This foundation raises awareness about elephant mistreatment and promotes the phasing out of elephant rides and the ban of Howdah elephant chairs. After a stroll with these mighty creatures, help an elephant relax in a refreshing river bath. Volunteers as well as tourists are welcome at the foundation. Put Millennium Elephant Foundation on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kegalle trip planner.
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  • Picked this one instead of other big one. Quiet plenty time with Elephants up close. Lovely river where they bathe. 3000 for entry and ride on Elephant and photos. Lovely tea cafe. Animals looked...  more »
  • This was a very bad experience for us! We paid the entrance to wash and bath the elephants. The ride was over in 5 minutes. Although we paid the entrance the Mahout asked for money again. Because....  more »
  • Today January 1st of 2020 i have come with my clients around 3:30pm. Unfortunately no one wants to give there service for my clients coz they purchased the secondary ticket of Rs.2000. The staff...  more »
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  • This is a very valuable place. People can study about elephant.
  • Very knowledgeable and friendly staff and well cared for animals. Don’t forget to try the excellent authentic Sri Lankan lunch buffet. Highly recommended!
  • Nice place but not as large as other ones. Also the number of elephants are less. But one most important thing is its not that crowded.
  • Never been to this place. Was doing some research. Don't let people ride elephants. People STOP riding elephants.. C'mon we are better than this.
  • If you want to ride the elephant and see this beautiful animals this is a place to be! It is made to protect and to cure injured elephants that can't live in wild life. The persons are work here trying to do their best to make animals happy. Also there is an old but very nice house on the hill. The owner of this place still lives in it but you free to come in and look around. More to add, this place has it's own volunteer program to help look after the elephants.
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