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Pinnawala is a village in Kegalle district of Sri Lanka. A village is a human settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Kegalle is a city in Sabaragamuwa Province in Sri Lanka. ...


Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawela Elephant orphanage is situated northwest of the town Kegalle, halfways between the present capitol Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy in the hills of central Sri Lanka. It was established 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife department. Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of animals, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea. ... Kegalle is a city in Sabaragamuwa Province in Sri Lanka. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: [2] Location [[Image:|250px||Location of Colombo]] Government Colombo Division, Colombo District Mayor Prassanna Gunawardena (United National Party) Geographical characteristics Area Total 14. ... The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy Kandy ( கண்டி in Tamil) is a city in the centre of Sri Lanka. ...


This 24 acre elephant orphanage is also a breeding place for elephants. Twenty elephants have been born since 1984, and has the greatest herd of captive elephants in the world.


External link

  • Images of orphanage
  • Elephants in Sri Lanka

 
 

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