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Zoological Gardens

Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha | Dehiwala, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #29 of 52 Attractions in Colombo
Type: Zoos, Castles
Description: This zoo features animals from across Asia, as well as a nightly elephant circus.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

There is not adequate parking at the zoo so for us that live around it there is constant noice, lots of trash and impossible to come home and park. Over priced for foreigners and poorly maintained zoo that is why it is under investigation but the Sri Lankans love it......

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I been to many countries in the world and prices in the public places, hotels, museums are set fix and similar for everyone. Nevertheless, some countries like India and Sri Lanka has Central and Local Government who don't bother to justify the charges nor have regulation, control or supervision over public places, hotels, museums etc., in order understand realise most... More

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Muscat, Oman
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Visited with my wife and 2 year old daughter. contains a good variety of animals, birds, reptiles etc. however, it was much better few years ago ! facilities for the visitors (human) has improved vastly. but, not much for the "residents" ! new birds' cage is a new addition (for me). nice idea and you are very close to the... More

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Muscat, Oman
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Its a big zoo and a good place to visit. They have a big collection of animals not only from Sri Lanka but from all around the world. Its good to watch the seal show, bird show, they also have an elephant show but unfortunately the day we visited they did not have it so we missed that.

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Arlington, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

it used to be one of the best zoo's in the world but standards have gone down recently. good place to visit a lot of animals but they should expand the zoo to make the animals more comfortable.

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Ghaziabad, India
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153 reviews 153 reviews
135 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Dehiwala Zoological Garden is one of the oldest zoological gardens in Asia. It has a substantial collection of animals. Diversity of the zoo is indicated by the presence of an aquarium, aviary, reptile house, butterfly garden and enclosures for animals from various parts of the world. Green anaconda, albino cobra and pygmy hippopotamus are main attraction. There is an elephant... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Vibrant place near to Dahiwala....If you are on family trip you must take your kids here...seal show and elephant dance are the attractions

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I visited National Zoological Gardens, Dehiwala with my family on 05th July 2014. There are many species of animals, birds, reptiles and fish. We enjoyed much watching animals and their activities. The most attractive animal for us was the seal fish near the entrance in the large pond. This zoo is a really nice place to visit with your kids.... More

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Male
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Visited the zoo with family , there is a special rate for the fee for Srilankans & SAARC countries, the zoo is huge with loads of animals, & lots of trees. but animals are kept in poor conditions & the map is not very clear. Be warned of the people trying to sell things near the gates of the zoo... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I liked the zoo very much. There are more animals than the zoos in kerala... It was a lot of fun. Just wanted to spend some more time over there

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