Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage (Sri Lanka) Reviews
Description:Elephant orphanage founded in 1975 in Sri Lanka. / Elephant orphanage founded in 1975 in Sri Lanka.
Newest Review: ... of the species, and as a result there are plenty of adorable babies to see. They are always hugely popular with visitors and it's easy to see why, since they are lacking the nervousness and caution displayed by some of the elephants who have been treated badly. Their natural friendliness and trust is both endearing and heartbreaking in equal measure. Walking around the site it is incredible ... more
Customer Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage (Sri Lanka) Reviews (2)
by TRACY DAVIS - written on 27/02/11
THIS WAS THE WORST PART OF OUR TRIP TO SRI LANKA. THESE ELEPHANTS ARE NOT ALL ORPHANS ...THEY ARE BRED TO MAKE MONEY.....THEY ARE UNDERFED AND THIS IS CLEARLY VISIBLE,THERE BONES STICK OUT...THEY ARE POKED AND PRODDED WITH LARGE STICKS...AND RECENTLY A LARGE BULL WAS KILLED BY KEEPERS (READ THE NEWS). THEY ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN MONEY. IF YOU WANT TO SEE ELEPHANTS IN SRI LANKA GO TO THE NATIONAL PARK AND SEE THE WILD AND LOOKING WELL FED .
by - written on 23/06/10 (Very useful, 105 readings)
Standing drenched in the pouring rain on my honeymoon to Sri Lanka, I will never forget the surreal moment a large herd of elephants marched past me, swinging their trunks triumphantly in anticipation of the instant relief the watering hole would bring. Their presence was magnificant, and their elegent stature extraordinary, as they clumped their enormous feet, causing clouds of dust to bellow around us humble spectators, who were marvelling at being just inches away from these unexpectedly graceful creatures. Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is home to over 50 abused, injured or motherless elephants who have been brought to this refuge to live out ... Read the complete review
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