Monday, August 1, 2016

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

For my love of elephants, I decided to turn my birthday party last year into a fundraising event helping Asian elephants.

During my visit to Sri Lanka, one of the highlights of my trip was to visit an elephant orphanage. Known for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is a remarkable place for caring and protecting many orphaned wild elephants found wandering around the forests of Sri Lanka.

Located at Pinnawala village, 13 km northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa province. The orphanage was first established in 1975 by the Sri Lankan Department of Wildlife Conservation for feeding, providing care and sanctuary to orphaned baby elephants that were found in the wild.

In the village, you will be able to enjoy watch the elephants being fed and bathing in the river.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Address: B199, Rambukkana 71100, Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 7° 18′ 2″ N, 80° 23′ 18″ E
Admission: 16 USD