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Millennium Elephant Foundation, Kegalle

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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2.4/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Kegalle vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to Millennium Elephant Foundation and other attractions in Kegalle.
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  • I recently visited M.E.F and I was thoroughly impressed by not only the staff working with the elephants and there knowledge, but also the volunteers and the owner of the home where I stayed over nigh...  read more »
  • Yes, it's expensive at LKR2000. There aren't a massive amount of elephants either. Still, this was a pleasant experience where the few elephants seemed to be extremely relaxed instead of flighty/mistr...  read more »
  • After we several people have asked if there is a way close to kandy to see elephants would recommended always again millenium us. Also on demand whether they have chains, and when they were last there everything would positively presented. Today we were there and in hindsight we would do it again. For 1000 rupiah per person swimming elephants. For elephant riding 2200 rupiah per person. From our point of view, they are poor animals. In the chain. An elephant was with a stick with a metal tip and hacking close set is put in the river and washed by tourists know... ;(in hindsight to be Let's how naive we now is a different culture.
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  • Purely a tourist attraction using the elephants to make money. The animals seem very sad. The workers are not shy to ask for a tip before even doing any type of service. The elephants are chained as the workers yell at them and poke them with sticks, one end is a very sharp metal point that they probably use when no one is looking. Please don't support this company. Elephants are not meant to be chained nor forced to lay down or take people riding on their backs for entertainment. History shows this was a necessity for human survival, we do not need to destroy their lives for our amusement.
  • One of the worst places... Elephants were not treated well. All elephants seem to be unhappy
  • What a place. Full of excitement and fun with elephants
  • Elephant Riding is available and there is an elephant skeleton, elephant orphanage is 3 km ahead.
  • This private farm. If you want to ride on an elephant and wash it go here. Admission is $ 7 per person.
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