Zoo in Colombo
Tourists in Sri Lanka do not suffer from a lack ofentertainment, but the zoo in Colombo breaks all records of attendance and visitors are annually up to one and a half million people. Organized in 1936, it is still far from modern standards, but its staff are doing everything to make guests feel at home in the cages, and visitors can observe the animals with the facilities and comforts.
Located in a suburb of Dehiwala zooColombo has now only 10 hectares. But in this area comfortably accommodated more than 3,000 animals representing 310 species, among them - and a very rare and endangered. The name of the zoo in Colombo says a lot about a person dedicated to - the first director of Dehiwala Zoo was a Commander of the Order of the British Empire scientist Neil Weinman, who developed the various environmental and educational programs, still has not lost its significance.
Pride and Achievements
Magnificent scenery and landscape design -a source of pride Dehiwala zoo workers. Fountains and ponds, ideal lawns in English traditions and the natural arch of tropical plants create a cozy atmosphere in which to spend a few hours with your children or friends.
Among the guests of the park - jaguars and greenanacondas, Asian elephants and zebras, giraffes and hippos, tigers and orangutans. Many animals produce offspring in captivity, which means that their conditions of detention comply with virtually perfect natural.
The symbol of the Dehiwala zoo chimpanzees thinkSanju, participating in an educational program about the life and behavior of primates. But the local elephants prefer to perform in entertainment shows, delighting the audience with graceful tricks, which is difficult to expect from such giants.
How to get there?
Location of the zoo - Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Dehiwala 10350, Sri Lanka.
It is easiest to reach by bus route 118, sent from the w / d station Dehiwala.
Opening hours of the zoo - from 08.30 to 18.00, regardless of the time of year. The park held daily show and arranged additional entertainment on the weekends:
- Elephant show starts every day at 16.30.
- Sea lions appear before the public at 16.00.
- Riding a pony and elephant, among other amenities from 14.30 to 16.00 on the weekend days.
- The weekend held educational programs dedicated to primates and tropical reptiles. Classes start at 14.30.
Price per adult Colombo Zoo - 100 rupees, worth half the price for children. Stock photography is allowed without restrictions.
Services and contacts
In the park, you can dine in one of the cafes, boat rides, buy souvenirs and eat ice cream.
Official Site Colombo at the zoo is not, but because all the details of his work, the beginning of the show and infrastructure, please call +94 11 271 2752.