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Address: Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha | Dehiwala, Colombo 10350, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 11 2 761554
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This zoo features animals from across Asia, as well as a nightly elephant...

This zoo features animals from across Asia, as well as a nightly elephant circus.

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It was a nice experience for kids since they have visited with their friends & teachers of the school. So as per kids request we visited again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lion Dharshana W
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Gampaha, Sri Lanka

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a nice experience for kids since they have visited with their friends & teachers of the school. So as per kids request we visited again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a nice experience with friends. Really enjoyed the new walk in birds aviary and the aquarium area

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Thank Musthaq M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enslaved abused animals !!!!!! this place is an abomination. To see beautiful majestic animals locked up and abused is horrible.

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Thank Kgiallon
Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of Sri Lanka's pare-eminent attractions which is unfortunately missed by many tourists. I highly recommend a visit.

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The condition under which these animals are caged is pathetic - small cement rooms, mal nourished, teased and taunted by visitors. Never again!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The zoo visit definitely makes sense if you have a kid to entertain. It wont disappoint the adults too with nice collection of animals and birds. All Basic amenities are in place like eateries, toilets, free wifi and the place is clean and well maintained. Some construction work is going on but it doesnt come in the way of zoo... More 

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Thank nrsnaps
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

It was my first experience to see real animals like tiger, bear, zebra and much more ...the park is so clean and wide and really stunning.

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Thank nicee071280
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Playful elephants in enclosures; lots of other animals and birds to see; a great day-outing for the children. For an additional fee (tickets to be bought at the entry counter), you get to feed the baby elephants milk through huge feeding bottles ... the kids absolutely LOVE this, plus great photo opportunity for tourists. All in all, we thought it... More 

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pokhara
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The zoo is okay for a day out, it's an escape from the city noise, the birds are awesome, the cafe is not so good best take a picnic, the cost for UK residents is a bit steep, at 2500 rupees per person, locals pay 100, I don't understand the price difference, in the UK everyone pays the same regardless... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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34 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This is popularly known as Dehiwela Zoo in Sri Lanka. This is one of the oldest zoological garden in Asia. There are around 300 varieties of species located in an ideal environment. Elephant rides, pony rides, restaurants, boat riding,icecream shop, and a souvenir shop are available facilities for the visitors..

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Thank najimudeen

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