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Pinnawala elephant orphanage visit in Sri Lanka

2012-03-26 22:15

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See baby elephants wondering around their cramped foster home or bottle fed and bathed by their human foster fathers at Pinnawala, about 90Km from Colombo towards Kandy is the home to some 100 or more elephant orphans. Most orphans are accustomed to their curious human visitors are harmless.

Started in 1972 the Elephant Orphanage was relocated to at the present site in 1975 Bathing time at Ma Oya just in front of the orphanage is sharp at 10.00am and 2.00pm. 

There are a number of shops along the way to the river where they sell paper products from Elephant Dung. There is a shop near the main road which hosts a small demonstration of the process.