People have posted a lot of negative reviews of this place, I seriously don't understand why. Being from a different country, I applaud the Sri Lankan Government which has taken this initiative to safeguard and take care of these elephants who have suffered in one way or the other in the jungle. I am a hard core animal lover and a naturalist and i think that this is a great place to promote. Yes, the entry charges have gone up in the past 1 year but why not .... hasn't the market prices gone up. And there is no time restrcition at all - I spent atleast 2 hours with all these lovely animals. This place has about 90 elephants and it is just not easy to take care of such a big herd. Its easy to point out the negatives... but frankly speaking, i found none. Elephants have to be chained for our security else why would they be called wild.
I fed the baby elephant some milk which i bought for just about 2 USD and then fed some fruits to the big ones.. and trust me it was an amazing feeling to feed these poor animals who need our support. These elephants are also given bath i think 2-3 times in a day in the near by rivery pond. It is an amazing sight to see all these elephants together.. Will definitely visit again whenever i visit Lanka and I suggest all to do so too.
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