Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawala

Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and witness the daily life of its pachyderm residents. Meet the rescued or abandoned elephants of all ages, see them play and bathe in the river, and watch the youngest of the herd being bottle-fed. You can help wash an elephant, feed them their daily fruit portions, or take photos with them, but a tip for their carer will probably be expected. Put Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage into our Pinnawala vacation planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Pinnawala.
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  • Our tour of SL included a visit to the elephant orphanage. Most interesting. Hundreds of school kids were there as well having a splendid time. Grounds are large so we could easily circulate. We watch...  more »
  • The Elephant orphanage is very good place to see the Elephant group. This Elephants is not a wild. Most of they are very friendly with people. There are have more baby elephants. Here we can look Elep...  more »
  • Arrived towards end of animal feeding and didn't like seeing the elephants fed out of a very small bottle seemingly for benefit of tourists. Next bit much better. Elephants came down to the river and ...  more »
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  • Best place to see elephants. They are well looked after and cared for. If you are lucky enough to get ticket to milk feed baby elephant it is great experience. Please do not visit other places to ride and feed elephants, they are cruel and do my treat them we'll.
  • One of the best place ever visit. Beautiful environment. Nature beauty with elephant bathing. You can see the elephant as mush as closer. Visit once and feel the difference.
  • You can have the pleasure of seeing live elephant very much closely. Check the elephant bathing times and feeding times before you arrive so you can get the maximum out of it. Good experience for small children as well. Parking is available in front of the orphanage or side of the road.
  • This is best place to visit ,if you arent experience with Live elephant very closely. you can help join with staff to give food and milk for baby elephants,also you can help for bathing. Full range of age elephant are there and student can get better knowledge from them. would recommend for all visitors
  • It's worth to visit it if You've never seen elephant live. And it will be definitely better experience than zoo, because here they are in a more wild conditions. Elephants fruit and milk feeding are main atractions here. But You better check the schedule of orphanage before going there, to make sure you'll catch those attractions. The price isn't chip. For smaller money you can visit Botanical garden or Buddha Tooth Temple, which are more interesting as for me. But if you have plenty of time and some extra 18 dollars - it's worth to check this place and support the orphanage.

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