Pinnawella Elephant Centre

A Humanity Ashore Photo Essay - by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

Saturday, October 22, 2005

The aim now is to increase the number of elephants at Pinnawala to one hundred on the same 25 acre block. The authorities do not consider it necessary to extend the land area, since the elephants are stall-fed, adopting a system of cut and carry as for farm animals. Further improvements however are expected for the benefit of both elephants and visitors. These include a waterhole for bathing within the premises, open feeding area, mini--laboratory, X-ray unit and restraining facilities for elephants.

[Info courtesy of Daily Mirror, Daily News, Biodiversity & Elephant Conservation Trust]