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Volunteer at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
About Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
An Amazing Elephant Experience at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Sri Lanka! Our elephant volunteer project at Pinnawala elephant orphanage offers you truly, unique, cheap, hands-on elephant experience. It is amazing to work as a volunteer at this wonderful Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Which has given home for over 80 (including baby elephants who have been born here) rescued,injured or abused wild elephants.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage and breeding sanctuary for rescued,injured or abused wild elephants which is situated northwest of the town of Kegalle, Sri Lanka. It was established in 1975 by the Department of Wildlife Conservation on a 25-acre (10 ha) coconut plantation on the Maha Oya river. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to the many orphaned elephants found in the jungle. As of 2011, there are 84 elephants.The orphanage is very popular among local and foreign tourists. The main attraction is the opportunity to observe the bathing elephants from the broad river bank as the herd interacts socially, bathing and playing. The orphanage is open to the public daily, and all admission fees are used to look after the elephants. Visitors to the park can view many different aspects of the care and daily routine of the elephants, such as bottle feeding of elephant calves, feeding of all other elephants, and bathing.