Thursday, July 4, 2013

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located atPinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northwest of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawalla is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. In 2011, there were 88 elephants, including 37 males and 51 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala.
The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to many of the orphaned unweaned wild elephants found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation(DWC).

They are such majestic creatures in my opinion



Emaniuz Collection said...

Hi mandy! got some cards for swap from the philippines should you like to add your postcards from the philippines.


Emaniuz Collection

Unknown said...

You've shared a postcard, it's really wonderful. And really I liked this postcard
Thank you so much


Smarter said...

I love this elephant postcard and even more I like the hair styles of the lady and the kids in the Sri Lankan stamp.
Jane @ Hair styling Mullingar

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