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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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Not bad for an asian attraction. Some of the animals needed care, which they weren't getting. Some parts sad. The lions were happy in their big garden.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Montreal, Canada
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not bad for an asian attraction. Some of the animals needed care, which they weren't getting. Some parts sad. The lions were happy in their big garden.

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Serbia
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

That was an amazing experience, the zoo have been made in the nature itself, they literally changed the jungle into a zoo, the trees of 500+ years old the tight natural paths between the animals shelters give you the feel of walking through jungles, the area is huge and you need a one full day to see everything. They do... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

As an ex-zoo keeper i can say the animal husbandry standards here are well below standard. Many highly stressed animals (one of the bears and a few of the elephants sway), quite a few solitary species that are naturally social, out dated enclosures and some under-fed animals. There is potential here but seemingly no passion or much understanding. Massive enclosure... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I feel sorry for the animals....... located in a busy street with continuous noises would surely drives the animals crazy. its just a place of showcasing the animals but very little thought has been given for their well-being.

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Guatemala
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

If you like elephants this is the place. You can see them going around freely. They are well keeped, you can even feed a baby.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

All animals live in really small poorly maintained dirty smelly cages. It was extremely sad to see them live in such Awful conditions and nothing being done about it even tho thousands of people visit each day.

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Sri Lanka
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Though the place looks better now, the animals are really and truly neglected. I will never visit again.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We had not missed the Srilankan Zoo. Like all other tourist spot we have been charged more than the normal entry fee. one good restaurant are here. lots of birds are there. one water falls. Royal Bengal tiger, venomous snake, zebra,. really thrilling and wonderful experience. Very neat and clean and well decorated.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Very close from the hotel about 20 minutes by a taxi,Nice time is in the evening,to see the elephant show,The place is managed by the government.Nice cool place to have a walk too.Many reptiles birds and many animals reptiles.Worth to visit with kids.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

But animals are in the cages.Very crowded.And we enjoyed the butterfly nest in it.i do not like the animals caged-That is a place for children.Not for adults.Is a big area.Not bad .We witnessed the elephant dances too.Try it.

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