The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is arranged northwest of the town of Kegalle, somewhere between the present capital Colombo and the antiquated illustrious living arrangement Kandy. It was built up in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife. Division in a 25 section of land coconut property connecting the Maha Oya River. The halfway house was initially established so as to manage the cost of consideration and insurance to the many stranded Elephants found in the wildernesses of Sri Lanka.
In 1978 the halfway house was assumed control by the National Zoological Gardens from the Department of Wildlife. A hostage rearing system was propelled in 1982. Since the beginning of the program more than 20 elephants have been reared here. The point of the halfway house is to recreate a characteristic territory to these elephants. Be that as it may, there are a few special cases: the elephants are taken to the waterway two times per day for a shower, and every one of the children under three years old are still container encouraged by the mahouts and volunteers.
Every creature is additionally given around 76 kg of green issue multi day and around 2 kg from a nourishment pack containing rice grain and maize. The shelter which gloats to have the biggest crowd of hostage elephants on the planet is exceptionally well known and visited day by day by numerous Sri Lankan and outside travelers. The fundamental fascination is plainly to watch the elephants washing which is a significant exhibition.
There are 48 mahouts (handlers) who deal with the elephants. The female and youthful elephants in Pinnawala extend unreservedly as a crowd amid the day in a territory of a couple of sections of land. They are crowded around .5 km (0.31 mi) two times per day to drink and be washed in the stream. Around evening time, the females are exclusively tied in slows down. Grown-up guys do some light work, for example, transporting feed. They are fastened and oversaw separately. Calves conceived in Pinnawala are not bottle nourished, but rather a couple from ETH are kept at Pinnawala and jug bolstered as a vacation spot.
Times to visit the Orphanage The middle opens at 8.30 toward the beginning of the day and shuts down at 6pm day by day. Container nourishing is at 9.15am, 1.15pm and 5pm and washing times at the waterway is at 10am and 2pm.
The washing hours are followed up by the encouraging hour at the principle focus of the halfway house. Child elephants are bottle sustained. Chosen guests get an opportunity of container bolstering milk to the infant elephants.
Daily features of Interest at the Pinnawala Orphanage
08.30 hours – Open to visitors
09.15 hours – Bottle feeding
10.00 hours – Herd leaving to the river
12.00 hours – Return from the river
13.15 hours – Bottle feeding
14.00 hours – Herd leaving to the river
16.00 hours – Return from the river
17.00 hours – Bottle feeding
17.30 hours – Ticket counters close
18.00 hours – Close to public
Pinnawala Entrance Ticket Fees
Foreign Adult – approx USD 16
Foreign Child – approx USD 8
* a special 50% discount for the citizens of SAARC counties.
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