How about feeding a baby elephant? Or maybe watching as both mother and calf take their daily bath in the cool river waters of the Maha Oya? You can do all this amidst studying the fascinating lifestyles of elephants at one Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist hotspots. The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage established in 1975 can be enjoyed as part of your holiday in Sri Lanka. Talk to Sri Lanka Holiday Travel who will be more than happy to plan the best holiday travel Sri Lanka has to offer.
Known as a centre that cares for injured and orphaned elephants, Pinnawala proudly boasts of over 80 elephants and offers visitors a once in a lifetime opportunity to bottle-feed a baby elephant. The elephants are offered a staple diet of grass, tamarind, kitul and jackfruit. Most elephants after reaching adulthood are donated to nearby temples and sold to private owners.
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