How the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was started?
The first elephant birth that took place in the orphanage
Daily Schedule at the Elephant Orphanage
|8.30 am||Opening for tourists|
|9.15 am||Feeding the baby elephants and feeding the other elephants|
|10.00 am||Taking the elephant to Ma Oya for bathing|
|12.00 noon||Bringing the elephant back to the sanctuary from Ma Oya|
|13.15 pm||Feeding the calves and feeding the other elephants|
|14.00 pm||Taking the elephant back to the river to bathe|
|16.00 pm||Bringing back the elephant from Ma Oya to the sanctuary|
|17.00 pm||Milking of baby elephants and parking of other elephants|
|17.30 pm||Stop issuing tickets to visitors|
|18.00 pm||Closing the Elephant Orphanage|
Food for elephants
How do elephants get to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage?
Elephants are delivered to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage through the Department of Wildlife Conservation in Sri Lanka.
What is the average lifespan of an elephant?
An elephant can live for at least 70-80 years in an outdoor conservation environment.
Baby elephants born in Pinnawala have been donated to various countries under animal exchange programs. Among them are countries like Japan and Korea.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is a wonderful place to watch elephant activities. A visitor to this place can have fun throughout the day watching the activities of the elephants. This place has been established for the care of orphaned elephants in Sri Lanka and has been doing a great service for more than 4 decades. Therefore, it is our responsibility to protect the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Map Location
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Address:
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage,
Phone : +94 35 22 66 116
Fax : +94 35 22 64 533