Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

With the cultural background of treating human and animal alike in their distress Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage started off with the introduction of five abandoned baby elephants to the premises. They were namely Vijaya, Neela, Kadira , Mathlee and Kumari. The tragedy with these misplaced or abandoned babies is that they cannot survive in the wild on their own as they suckle form their mother until they are almost five years old. They hence need to be hand raised for their survival.

This institution caters not only for the abandoned babies but also for those injured and maimed within the jungle. We employ the expertise of both modern veterinary and traditional indigenous medical treatment to cater to these elephants needs.


  • Feeding and Bathing experiences after entry cost


  • Donations
  • Food, drinks and spending money

Additional Information

Milk Feeding Daily 09.15 - 9.45
Milk Feeding Daily 01.15pm-01.45pm
Elephant Bathing At River Daily 10am-12pm
Elephant Bathing At River Daily 02:00pm - 04:00pm
Fruit Feeding Daily 09:00am - 09:45am
Fruit Feeding Daily 12:00-01.45pm
Opening Times Daily from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m
Entrance Fees Adult LKR 2500.00
Entrance Fees Children LKR 1250.00 (3-12 Years)

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