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Elephants in Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka 03 Jul 2017

Posted on 03 Jul 2017
Elephant group in the water
Elephant group in the water
Elephant group in the water

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There are an estimated 3,000 wild elephants in Sri Lanka. They usually live in family groups of around 15, and are led by an elderly matriarch. They can be seen in virtually all of the island's national parks, or in sanctuaries or reserves, like the famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

Want to see Sri Lanka's elephants on your holiday? Insight Guides' Sri Lanka Wildlife Discovery holiday includes a visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. While on our Luxury Sri Lanka and the Maldives holiday you can see them in the wild at Minneriya National Park. 

Got an alternative location in mind? Talk to our local experts today, to create your dream Sri Lanka holiday from start to finish. 

This article was originally published on 6 October, 2015

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