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“Sad plight of animals”

National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka
Ranked #39 of 150 things to do in Colombo
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Owner description: This zoo features animals from across Asia, as well as a nightly elephant circus.
Colombo
Level 6 Contributor
331 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
“Sad plight of animals”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

The cages are dirty, the animals look stressed and most of the water available seem dirty. But if you can ignore these facts and want to view the animals, okay place to go. Avoid weekends as loads of students flock from out of Colombo.

Visited August 2012
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“very good zoo.”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

very good zoo.as I have mentioned in my previous visit also. it was developing and still the same.this time I have seen the leopard and cats very closely which was nice experience.
I was lucky to get there on time to watch sea lion show which is fun and interesting.

Visited September 2012
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Hong Kong
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Popular with locals”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Dehiwala Zoo is very popular with school groups who come up to Colombo for the day. It is a bit dated. A new zoo is being built adjacent to Pinnawela elephant orphanage and should be more attractive to tourists.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good but still improving”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is Sri Lanka's national zoological garden located in Dehiwala.there are all sorts birds,crocodiles,deers, tigers,leopards you can see there.
I feel cages are too small for them and I understood authorities are improving it further at the moment so people will have good chance of watching very good range of animals in future.
You can see elephants here which is the only one place you can see them within Colombo.

Visited August 2012
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“great place”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

One can stay the whole day in the zoo where you get a wide veriety of animals in the Dehiwala zoo. It has a large variety of marine species as well as other animals . The environment is well set and I really like to be there once in a while with kids specially to watch the parade of elephants in the evening.

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