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Our Holidays in Sri Lanka - Elephant Orphanage at pinnawala

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Pinnawala was first established by the Sri Lankan department of wildlife in 1975 on a 24-acre (97,000 m2) preserve near the town of Kegalla, halfway between Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, and Kandy. Its main purpose was to feed and provide care and sanctuary to orphaned baby elephants that were found in the wild. In 1978, the orphanage was taken over by the Department of National Zoological Gardens, and in 1982 an elephant breeding program was launched.
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