"Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage" Pinnawala by freya_heaven

Pinnawala Travel Guide: 44 reviews and 85 photos

I loved it here, There are SOOO many beautiful elephants of all ages.

The Government run Orphanage was set up to look after Orphaned and wild Elephants. There are over 60 in the orphanage. When They are adults most of the elephants become working elephants.

Dumbo! (~_~)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Elephants!!!
  • Cons:Getting Stood on (~_~)
  • In a nutshell:Amazing place, you have to visit in Sri Lanka
  • Last visit to Pinnawala: Jul 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Buckz's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2007 at 5:43 AM

    Nice pictures, great place. I liked the fact that the Elephants went their own way, most weren't even tethered.

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2006 at 5:37 PM

    this lovely page brings back memories of a wonderful day, we loved Pinnawala, and feeding a baby elephant remains one the best highlights of my son`s life

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2005 at 2:11 PM

    Fascinating page. You taught me a lot about elephants.

  • Gerrem's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2005 at 7:59 AM

    Fantastic elephant photos, Nicola. Great pages ...but without a "5" ;-). Have a great weekend! Hugs, Michael

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2005 at 10:41 AM

    What a wonderful page Nicola! Such a special creature God gave us and it is amazing how much these countries still depend on them. Great shots and info!

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2005 at 6:47 AM

    Gorgeous photos, Nicola. Lucky you, getting really up close to animals like this is just the best thing. leyle

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2005 at 11:29 AM

    I"M BACK AGAIN!! I keep coming back to this wonderful page! Just looking at the FANTASTIC pictures you took of the elephants makes me smile! Your photos are amazing!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2005 at 7:04 AM

    how fabulous and what a wonderfully moving experience. A wonderful account of this orphanage.. the babies are adorable.

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2005 at 2:48 PM

    Great pages & tips on Pinnawala...I loved it here!

  • cazz38's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2005 at 11:31 AM

    I loved Pinnawala Nicola,i wish i was there now its so cold here.Lovely pictures.

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