Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Updated: Feb 19, 2020
During a trip to Sri Lanka, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphange near Colombo is a must visit.
The orphanage was originally founded in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation. It is aimed at providing care and protection for many of the orphaned baby wild elephants found wondering in the forests of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage also places an emphasis on breeding and ongoing research for these gentle giants.